Colorado’s Next Compelling Vacation Destination

Colorado’s Next Compelling Vacation Destination – Victor, CO

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and shaped by a colorful mining history, Victor Colorado is one of the state’s most compelling Colorado vacation destinations.

Perched on the side of Battle Mountain, Victor Colorado is steeped in history. Filled with vintage buildings and gold mining structures, this is the stuff Colorado vacation enthusiasts crave. Victor Colorado boasts one of the most preserved mining camps in Colorado – and is high on the list of places to visit in Colorado, and near things to do in Denver and things to do in Colorado Springs.

By 1893, Victor Colorado had already become known as the City of Mines because the largest and richest goals mines of the Cripple Creek Mining District were located on Battle Mountain just above Victor Colorado.

Located nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, things to do in Victor Colorado center around the town’s charming downtown. Filled with authentic turn-of-the-century Victorian buildings, Victor Colorado remains much the same as in its 1890s heyday. Victorian architecture dots the landscape, making it the perfect Colorado vacation spot. More than two miles of Gold Coin tunnels snake beneath Victor Colorado’s streets. The entire city, as well as a number of buildings, have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Links to regional attractions , year-round recreation and close proximity to a large metropolitan population all make Victor ideal for entrepreneurs and business expansion.

The town has already rolled out the welcome mat for business investment and entrepreneurs by updating city infrastructure, devising tax incentives and preparing a comprehensive database of affordable Victorian structures. Motivated government officials stand ready to help businesses and entrepreneurs prosper.

On the Beaten Path

Located near the gaming and casinos of Cripple Creek, the famed Molly Kathleen Gold Mine and the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, Victor Colorado is on the well-traveled Gold Belt Scenic Byway, a favorite Colorado vacation spot for sightseers and outdoor enthusiasts. Its unique location on the sunny southern slope of Pikes Peak – plus a handful of iconic eventssuccessful entrepreneurs and businesses and local attractions – currently draws visitors to Victor Colorado.

Near things to do in Denver and things to do in Colorado Springs, things to do Victor Colorado include exploring a gold mine, a haunted hotel, miners’ dwellings and abandoned pioneer homes. You can also shop and dine in Victor Colorado’s historic Victorian downtown. Just down the road, you can extend your Colorado vacation in Cripple Creek, home to casinos and gaming.

Shaped by History
Victor Colorado aims to retain its Victorian character and authenticity, as well as its relaxed nature, quirky originality and connection to a storied past. After all, what other town decides its name by pulling one out of a hat? Or hits gold when digging a hotel foundation?  Or, after burning to the ground, rebuilds a downtown serving 18,000 people in just six months? Victor Colorado’s mining and railroad heritage continues to influence it today, from its turn-of-the-century downtown to the mining equipment that dots the surrounding hillsides.


Contact business-friendly local government

Properties Database

Properties database with detailed cultural and historical information.
For Building Permits, please contact the City of Victor Building Department.



Victor is on the well-traveled Gold Belt Scenic Byway

Explore Your New Hometown

If you’re looking for a live/work environment, Victor Colorado is both welcoming to new residents and open to entrepreneurial ideas. You’ll find a friendly, relaxed hometown in the high Colorado wilderness with diverse recreational opportunities year round.