Take Lady Luck for a Spin in the Wild West
The charming historic gold mining town of Cripple Creek is just a 30-minute drive from Mountain River Lodge. Head south on Teller County road and you’re back in time. Cripple Creek’s main street is lined with beautifully restored turn-of-the-century buildings, home to delightful shops, antique stores, restaurants, and casinos. A visit to Cripple Creek is the perfect day trip for the whole family or the poker, roulette and slot enthusiast. A taste of the Wild West you won’t want to miss.
Cripple Creek is mostly known for its active casinos. However, there are several must-see family-friendly attractions to explore. Take a ride on a restored steam locomotive, visit the Cripple Creek District history museum, and don’t miss a stop at the admission-free Cripple Creek Heritage and Information Center where you can learn all about the great Colorado gold rush, local plants, and wildlife.
- Wildwood Casino – A Vegas-style casino, where you can bet on a wild win.
- Brass Ass Casino – Play live action blackjack, craps, roulette, and high five poker.
- Midnight Rose Casino – Bathed in historical Victorian charm and state-of-the-art slot machines.
- Bronco Billy’s – Known as Cripple Creek’s lucky casino, with the jackpot cannons roaring every hour.