Though most of the hiking trails in Colorado bring one closer to the natural environment, much of the hiking around Victor, CO and Cripple Creek, CO gives you a closer look at how man has exploited the natural environment for mining precious metals. The Vindicator Valley Trail, and many of the other 'trails of gold' in the area, snakes along old gold mines, plants and equipment with plenty of informational signs describing the mining history and culture of the area. Just over the hill to the west is a currently-active operating gold mine for an example of a modern gold mine.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round 712 acres Teller County Parks
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 3 9,580ft - 10,750ft

Victor Area Hiking Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Golden Circle Trail
2 - Independence Mill Site Trail
3 - Vindicator Valley Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Trailhead
2 - Vindicator Valley Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: