"A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one" Cripple Creek by frank_delargy

Cripple Creek Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 26 photos

Gold Rush memories

The title is from the lyrics of "Up on Cripple Creek' by the Band.
The town is one main street full of mini-casinos.
It's like a mini-me Las Vegas.
I guess the idea is to get back to the frontier town image. Cripple Creek was a center for gold mining and there still is some gold in 'them thar hills'.

Lots of older buildings still around.

With a little bit of effort, you can imagine this town when it was a bustling gold mining town. Imagine what it must have been like with all that free cash.
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The road beyond.

Cripple Creek was not a destination per say, more of an intersection.. and the Colorado countryside around Cripple Creek was quite interesting.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:still has a flavor of the frontier.. kinda
  • Cons:taken over by slot machines
  • In a nutshell:A place to go to gamble or pass through
  • Last visit to Cripple Creek: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 3:15 AM

    Thanks of telling us about this place - I read a book about this magic place located 3000m above sea level , keeping all kinds of stange stories of ghosts and phaenomenons.I only wish you took more photos.

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2005 at 4:41 AM

    enjoyed reading!

  • OlafS's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 11:35 AM

    That's funny, I was just listening to that song by The Band. Never realized it was about a real place.


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