American Eagle Overlook

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American Eagle Overlook

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:09 pm

Where is It:
Outside of Victor, CO
Old way up is to your right as you come to Victor, it is now gated part way up but there are still buildings to see. New way up to overlook is located north of Goldfield along 81, there is a sign that says "American Eagle Overlook".

GPS Coordinates of Start close to Victor (Old Route up):
38.712974, -105.134096‎<br>
+38° 42' 46.71", -105° 8' 2.75"

GPS Coordinates of (New) Start just north of Goldfield:
38.729849, -105.119762‎
+38° 43' 47.46", -105° 7' 11.14"

History of Victor, CO
Goldfield, CO

Length of Road: 2 miles

How Challenging:
This is a 1 (graded road)

My Take:
You get to see how big the strip mining operation really is. Plus you are able to checkout a lot of old mine sites that have information boards posted telling you about the mines & mills. This is also a good hiking area. At the top of the overlook is an old mining operation that you can walk around. The have changed things, now they posted a sign saying handicap parking is at the very top, not sure about you, but I do not typically walk far from my ride and there is plenty of room to park up there. It is your call what you do.

Old way up:

Looking back at Victor:

Old Mine:

Explosive storage:

The old road going up:

Old Homestead:

Looking towards Goldfield, you can make out the city blocks:

Looking towards more mines, and what turned out to be the new road to the overlook:

The gated off old road up:

Stratton's Mine & Mill:

These are taken at the top of "American Eagle Overlook"


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