The STCFG - Trails of Gold - Gem and Mineral Show - Pack Burro Race
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The Southern Teller County Trails of Gold: Fall in Love with Victor
Trails of Gold, Gem and Mineral Show -- Pack Burro Race -- A Gold Camp Christmas
The Southern Teller County Focus Group is a non-profit that has been partnering with land owners for over 20 years to promote the areas of Victor and Cripple Creek.
Through events such as the Victor Gem & Mineral Show, Annual Burro Race, and our Annual Historic Tours, the STCFG works to expose the world to the special heritage here in Southern Teller County. Whether you're a hiker, mountain biker, history buff, rock hound, or just looking for a unique experience in Colorado history, we invite you to visit and explore.
THE TRAILS OF GOLD is a series of trails that lead you through the wealth of gold mining that made the area famous. The trails are open to foot, horse and bicycle traffic in summer and are open year-round. Trail maps are at the trailheads and on our website. Follow the link above.
GOLDEN CIRCLE TRAIL: The trail parallels County Road 81 passing the ghost town of Goldfield and connects to the Vindicator Valley Trail Loop.
LITTLE GROUSE MOUNTAIN TRAIL: A short climb up Little Grouse Mountain offers views of the historic American Eagles Mine structures and Newmont Mining Corporation.
2019 Season Events Throughout Victor
A WALK THROUGH TIME - TOUR OF VINDICATOR VALLEY TRAIL: Held this year on May 18, 2019
THE ANNUAL GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Held June 14-16, 2019 is held the third weekend each June in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public. The show includes vendors selling Colorado dug minerals, hand-crafted jewelry, rough slabs, specimens, geodes, gold specimens, Cripple Creek turquoise, and more. Sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group.
At 1pm on June 15, 2019 a Newmont geologist will give a free talk on the geology of the local gold mining at the Victor Elks Lodge.
THE ANNUAL VICTOR PACK BURRO RACE: Held September 7, 2019 is a way to experience a day of fast and furious and furry racing that must be seen to be believed. The annual Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation race is held in early September each year. Watch the race, hang out in historic Victor, and meet the donkeys and their riders.
A GOLD CAMP CHRISTMAS: In December each year we light up the 1890s Headframe with Holiday Lighting. The giant headframes that remain as symbols of 1890s gold mining days lights up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek each holiday season. These unique mining artifacts are one-of-a-kind remnants of the gold rush era. Holiday ornaments, some as large as 20 feet tall, are lit against the starry night skies of Victor and Cripple Creek starting Friday of Thanksgiving Day weekend. The lights are best viewed from public roads around the district after dark and will be in place Friday-Sunday nights in December through New Year's Day, weather/safety and volunteers permitting.
LOCATION: Events take place throughout Victor, Colorado
PHONE MUSEUM: 719-689-5509 -- mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Elevation: 9708 feet above sea level.
- Region: Cripple Creek - South Central, Colorado
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 60
Primarily Year Round Activities
- Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: On site.
- Ghost Town: On site.
- Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: Along the scenic byway.
- Designated Hiking Trails: Trails start on site.
- Museum: On site.
Primarily Summer Activities
- Mine Tours: On site.