Southern Teller County Focus Group Corporation
Working Toward Positive Solutions for Southern Teller County
Pack Burro Race Victor
Our Focus

Preserving and Educating the Public About Gold Rush History Near Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado.

The STCFG works with Newmont Cripple Creek & Victor mining and other private land owners to develop positive solutions to historic preservation, recreation, education and post-mining land use.
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Donations and volunteers are welcome and help further the group's projects.

For information about the Southern Teller County Focus Group:
POB 328, Victor, CO 80860

Victor, Colorado Packing Fun With September Burro Race

Experience a day of fast and furious and furry racing that must be seen to be believed. Load up the kids of all ages and come to historic for a day of four-footed races packed with old-time fun. The annual Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation sanctioned race is held in early September each year.

This year's event will be held Sept. 11, 2021.

The annual Victor Pack Burro race kicks off at Noon in downtown with racers from across the region competing for cash prizes. The furry four-footeds are historically dubbed the Rocky Mountain Canary for their role in underground mining; the burros were used above ground during the gold rush era for hauling heavy loads, but also underground in the mines for the same tasks.

Today the burros are beloved symbols of days gone by and are, along with their trainers and human counterparts, the centerpiece of this event.

After the race, hang out in the new Pinnacle Park downtown plaza and check out the participating asses and meet their humans. All racing burros are entered into a Nicest Ass Contest with prizes awarded.

The event is sanctioned by the Western Pack Burro Ass-ocation and sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group. All race entry proceeds go to the STCFG for trail maintenance and historic preservation. Support was also given by Newmont Goldcorp.


Annual Western Pack Burro Association
Race Downtown Victor
Race Map

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