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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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Trail Maps

Trailheads have GPS maps at each entrance.These maps may be downloaded and used as guides to the trail.
Overview/District Map 

Rita the Rock Planter, Thomas Dambo's new troll sculpture, is located on our Little Grouse Mountain Trail. Funded by gcDIG, the troll is open to visits dawn to dusk. Please be sure to respect the fragile meadow land, stay on the trail, stay off the troll and historic structures, do not pick wildflowers, and pack out all trash and dog waste.‚Äč The troll is at nearly 10,000 feet above sea level and our weather can change at any given minute so be prepared for rain, hail, snow, and do not hike the trail if lightning is present. Please note that our trails are at nearly 10,000 feet elevation - if you are not healthy enough to walk at this elevation please do not attempt the hike. Also a rattle snake has been seen in the area of the troll so please wear appropriate clothing/shoes, give snakes plenty of room, and be aware at all times.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COLORFUL BIRD HOUSES MARK THE HIKING TRAILS THAT LEAD TO THE TROLL - the road access is a different route. Driving directions from Victor - one mile west on HWY 67 to the left hand turn into the parking lot. Two trails lead from there or you can drive up the road and park in the upper lot. It is a .25 mile hike from the upper lot to the troll.
Map of Hiking Trails to the Troll

District Map showing location of the Troll

North of Town Trails - Vindicator, Golden Circle, Battle Mtn, Purple Fluorite

Downtown Walking Tour


Interpretive Map 1
Interpretive Map 2


GPS Trail Maps:
Battle Mountain Trail to the Ajax Overlook  - Note this trail is closed as needed temporarily for blasting. The Ajax Overlook  is closed until further notice as future as mining activities in the South Cresson pit will be too close to ensure public safety. Please note the Battle Mountain Trail from the Independence to the original stopping point on the west end of the mountain will remain open except for temporary blasting clearances. The overlook will reopen once it is deemed safe.

Gold Camp Trail  - the upper portion of the Trail from the Hoosier Mine to the COD Mine is closed for safety reasons due to the proximity of mining.

Golden Circle

Independence Mill Site

Lawrence Trail

Little Grouse Mtn Trail System

Mountain View Adventure Park Trail, Cripple Creek

Purple Fluorite Trail

Sunnyside Trail

Vindicator Valley Trail