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Address: Victor, CO
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Just as it was and a terrific view.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 15, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 ponder the folks that struggled to work the mine. I often wonder if some day... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Florence, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Waynesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

Travel up past the entrance to the Vindicator Mine Trail outside of Victor to the check-in shack, and head up the winding road to the highest mining exhibit in the area. If you're not handicapped, park in the lower parking area and walk up the railroad tie stairs to the top of the hill. When you get there, you can... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

It took me some time to find it but finally got there. The overlook of the mine was amazing. The abandoned mines along the trail are really worth checking out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

A short drive from Victor. The road to the overlook from the highway is dirt but very wide and in good shape. There are two observation points but the top one is the best. You can also visit the original the original American Eagle structures.

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Seward, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip to the Cripple Creek/Victor area! There is an old mine shaft and buildings to explore. It is at about 10,500 ft so the views of the distant mountain ranges are unbelievable and the overlook into the active open gold mine is incredible. (It is so far down that the large trucks look like... More 

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