We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Victor, CO
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 23 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Top of the Mine--Can See For Miles and Miles

What a fantastic surprise. We visited Victor and a backers owner suggested we go to American Eagles Overlook. We followed the directions and entered an operating mine (by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Retiree55578
,
Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Michigan
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What a fantastic surprise. We visited Victor and a backers owner suggested we go to American Eagles Overlook. We followed the directions and entered an operating mine (by anngloGold Ashanti) where we signed in with the guard. We then drove up to approximately 10,600 ft. and had fantastic views. Could see mountain tops, working mine, mining trucks, historical mining buildings... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Outside Victor to the north, signs will take you to the overlook. You pass through the mine's checkpoint, but it's not a problem. Drive onward, carefully, to the top and you'll see all the way to the Continental Divide in the distance, and down into the huge Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine operations. No admission. Worth the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
103 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are up in the Cripple creek area, this is a must. Not only are the old mining structures in the area unique, but to watch the open pit mining from above is awesome. A great view of the big trucks, lots of gold mining history. We take out of state guests up here all the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The view of the mine from the overlook is one of sheer awe. We enjoyed watching those huge dump trucks hauling their incredible loads. Take the time to explore the informational plaques and old buildings at the top. It is very informative. We had to stop on the way down to allow the dump trucks to pass with their loads.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What a fantastic view! Firstly you drive up an unmade up road (very bumpy, but worth it!) When you get to the top the view is amazing. You can see for miles and miles. There was nobody else up there when we visited which made it all the more special. We took our three chihuahuas and they loved it too.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great road - it is active mining property - so you do have to give your name and the mine takes your license plate number before allowing you on the property. It's a quick, but interesting, drive and an old mine, blacksmith shack, workings, headboard are at the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westville, Indiana
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
79 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm an occasional dumb butt. I actually thought this was an overlook for a nature preserve. In other words - I didn't research it on Trip advisor! This is an overlook of an actual working mine. This is on the company property & they have a guard come out of a gate house to see how many we had in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The warning from the security guard about Haul road got the adrenal going. Haul road is an intersection and you can see very clear in both directions. Trucks carrying to much weight to stop for you drive this road. We did not see any trucks that could potentially smash us when we crossed Haul road. You will see them up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The overlook has a really fantastic view of the open pit mine below, and you can watch all the mining operations. Plus you're at 10,500 feet in the Rockies and have amazing views of the mountains for miles around. In addition, at the overlook, there are the remains of a number of buildings and equipment from an earlier mine with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
102 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a couple of miles outside of Victor. As you drive down Main Street after coming from Cripple Creek, turn left onto 3rd Street, go one block and turn right onto Teller County Road 81. Follow the main paved road. There is some antique mining equipment along the highway in several places, and much of it is accessible. After... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine also viewed

 

Been to American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?