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... 更多
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.
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.
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... 更多
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.
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.
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... 更多
Victor is a place where one can just step back in time, let the imagination of the days past, run free. One of the great examples of the past mining history is the American Eagles Overlook, where there is not only an overlook from the top of a mountain, but also well preserved mining structures and old mining equipement. If... 更多
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... 更多