Located just south of Victor Pass, Goldfield is a partial ghost town that is still home to about 50 residents in Teller County, Colorado. Easily accessible via paved highways, visitors can explore the 90 acres of Goldfield to discover many old homes and buildings in varying stages of ruin.
With private landowners still in the area, it is very important to be respectful when visiting Goldfield. Goldfield experiences a very mild winter and can typically be visited in all seasons.
Goldfield, CO was founded by the owners of the Portland Mine in 1895, originally named “Independence.” By 1900, Goldfield had a population of 3,500 people, many of which were union members famously at war with the local mine owners and city ordinances.
In under two decades, the Portland Mine produced over $30 million in gold ore that was processed and shipped from Goldfield. The town became known as the “City of Beautiful Homes”, which were erected and maintained alongside the city’s churches, municipal buildings, saloons, and businesses.
From Colorado Springs
- West of Colorado Springs, take US Highway 24 to Divide, Colorado
- Head south on State Highway 67 through both Cripple Creek and Victor
- At the fork in the road at the eastern terminus of Victor
- Stay left to take County Rd 81 (Diamond Ave) to quickly reach Goldfield
Across County Road 81 from Goldfield is the Vindicator Valley Trail, a must stroll for a closeup look at old mining relics and ruins on the hillside.
County: Teller County
Roads: Mostly paved