Mountain Almanac for the Week of July 5

Wednesday July 6

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for June 15 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Meet at the lower level and choose a one, two or three-mile hike. Maps are available. Healthy living tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Free admission.

The Cripple Creek City Council will meet on July 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the CC Council Chambers. The meeting is available in-person and on Zoom.      .   .

Thursday, July 7

The Woodland Park City Council  will  meet on July 7 at 7  p.m. in the Woodland Park Council Chambers, next to city hall.  The meeting is available in-person and via Zoom

Friday, July 8

Live Theater. The classic melodrama “From Rags to Riches” will perform at the Butte Theater for a variety of times from now through July 16. Call 719-689-6402 or visit our web site at for reservations.

Farmers Market. Held every Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the end of September. Our Vendors come from all over Colorado and provide a variety of products to choose from, including, Colorado fruits and vegetables, fresh baked bread, honey, coffee, food trucks, and more. We have space for 100 vendors, providing a large variety of products.

If you are a vendor looking to sell at our market please apply here:

If you have any questions or suggestions please email

Tee-off Time.  The Shining Mountain Golf Course is in full swing for the 2022 season. The 18-hole course, the driving range and putting/chipping area are open for play/practice, along with the Shining Mountain bar. Carts are available, but the cart-path-only rule for the season will be in effect to protect the turf.  An outdoor grill, with limited food items, is available Friday through Sunday throughout the season. For more information, and to make tee-times, call 719-687-7587.

Shooting Nights in Victor, sponsored by the Teller  Rifles group.  A number of us get together almost every Friday night at the 50′ indoor shooting range downstairs at the Elks Lodge in Victor at 7 p.m. for contests with a .22LR pistol or rifle.  The entrance (white door) is on the southside parking lot level. (Mind your head going in!)

You don’t have to be a member of Teller Rifles. (Though it’s free, most of us leave a donation for the Elks building fund to help maintain the range.)  The Teller Rifles Challenge still stands.

Saturday, July 9

Music at the Depot. Featured at the Black Rose Band, vendors and beverages at the Cripple Creek District Museum on July 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

Gold Camp Adventure Tours of the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District will be offered again this summer on Saturdays, along with Thursdays and Fridays, throughout the summer from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. The new tours, which kicked off on May 28, will highlight gold rush history and gold mining. The tours will be conducted using transportation and drivers from Parks & Recreation and an experienced tour guide from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. All of the tour proceeds from the new tours will benefit Parks & Recreation and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, furthering the missions of both community-minded organizations as a win-win fundraising option for both. For more information, call 719-689-5509.

Sunday, July 10

Live Music at the Depot. Check out local musician Greg Brazill during a live performance at the Cripple Creek District Museum on July 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. He performs classic songs from the Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, Cat Stevens, Willie Nelson, the Eagles and more.


The Greater Woodland Park Chamber Golf Tournament. Scheduled for July 15 from 7:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Shining Mountain Golf Course. This is one tournament you don’t want to miss!  One of the biggest tourneys of the year. A scramble format with breakfast and lunch provided and a variety of prizes, drinks and festivities. Our Event Sponsor is UCHealth
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
 and Our Food Sponsor is Newmont Mine! To register, call 719-687-9885.

Gold Rush Days.  The annual festival in Victor, featuring mining games, contests, historic tours, a parade, live music and more will occur between July 15-17.

Poker Run. The Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Department will  host a 5K and 10K Poker Run and Walk on July 16. For more information, call 719-689-3514 for more details.