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American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine

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Victor, CO
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Now Closed

The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold mine has been purchased by a new owner. They have decided that... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
306bigd2015
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Boerne, Texas
Disappointing because it's closed.

The giant open pit mine closed the Overlook about a year ago. Thankfully we've been there several... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
Melicent
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Loveland, CO.
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold mine has been purchased by a new owner. They have decided that crossing one of their busy haul routes was too dangerous so they permanently closed the access to the over look. Too bad, it was one of the...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The giant open pit mine closed the Overlook about a year ago. Thankfully we've been there several times before. The mine and structures up on top near the Overlook are inaccessible as well. Have many pictures of my kids playing up there when they were...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

The most amazing views in the area were from this overlook. When Newmont Mining came in & bought the mine, they closed it down due to safety issues. it will be missed.

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Reviewed February 8, 2017

Some super fantastic views of the mountains and the mining areas and rock formations all around the area. Definitely worth a drive through for the views.

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

I have visited this site multiple times and always enjoy it. The views of the modern mining area are great and the history of this old mining site just oozes out. It's the real deal pretty much as it was abandoned. A great place to...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We tried to visit this when we did the Vindicator Valley Trail in Victor, CO. The Unfortunately, we came to a sign saying the overlook is permanently closed. Other sights in Victor are worthwhile still!!

1  Thank Mellisa H
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very sad to see this iconic site closed by the new owners of the mine! It WAS a great place to see the excavation of the mine - particularly to see the old mine shafts in the wall of the strip mine.

2  Thank Susanne L
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

Awe inspiring view of the mountains and this mining operation. The old mining equipment was great, and makes you wonder how they made this stuff back in the 1880's. Worth the time, great view and awesome mountain view.

1  Thank Philip Q
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

What a wonderful view, there is no other like it, but if you want to see, you better do it soon. American Eagle Co is going to close the view point for further mining.

1  Thank HainesRoad
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

Best experienced on a weekday to ensure seeing mining operations underway ! The first overlook is absolutely awesome - on par almost with the Grand Canyon. Late September, when the mountains are cloaked with golden Aspens, is the best time to see !

1  Thank Jean B
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James D
April 20, 2018|
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Response from 306bigd2015 | Reviewed this property |
No, the Cripple Creek & Victor is a huge open pit mine. There is an over look that can be accessed by driving around the mine. Tours of the mine do not start until about the end of May. There is a shaft mine above the... More
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August 31, 2017|
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