Cripple Creek Tour
Drive Dates: Thursday and Saturday April 28 & April 30, 2022
Total Drive Distance: 110 miles
Drive Duration: 5 hours
Join us on the Cripple Creek Tour where we will visit the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. You are likely to see people in period costume that will tell you all about this former gold mining camp and now the Pikes Peak region’s nearest gambling town. In the late 1800s, thousands of fortune-seekers made their way to Pikes Peak for the country’s last great gold rush. Now, more than a century later, you can make your own discoveries at Cripple Creek.
After the Heritage Center, this tour will travel the back roads on the west side of Pikes Peak on the area's historic Gold Belt Scenic Byway. The Byway will seem like it was built especially for our Porsches with lots of curves and generally low traffic.
The tour officially ends with a catered lunch in the Goose Berry Patch Restaurant located in Penrose, Colorado. The restaurant is a quintessential Colorado roadside attraction with a country buffet.
For those who wish to return to THE BROADMOOR, tour leaders will head back to the resort shortly after lunch. Others are free to explore the area before returning to THE BROADMOOR.
Other local sites and interests include the nearby Florence Pioneer Museum or Cañon City.