Colorado Mountains Offer Skiing and GamblingPublished November 22, 2006 by OCR Editor
Set in the heart of the United States of America, Colorado is famous for its Rocky Mountains. Additionally, in between ski trips or outdoor sports, land based gambling is also an option for locals and tourists alike.
The Lodge at Black Hawk and the Isle of Capri are the only two casinos with hotel rooms in that city. The next closest lodging is at Harveys Wagon Wheel Casino, 3/4-mile up Gregory St. in Central City.
The casinos in Black Hawk and Central City are located one mile apart. The Black Hawk Shuttle Service provides free transportation around Black Hawk and Harveys runs a free shuttle service from Black Hawk to Central City.
There are a few bus tour programs such as Ace Express, Peoples Choice and Casino Transportation, Inc., operating between the metropolitan Denver area and Black Hawk/Central City. These programs are bargain priced and usually affiliated with one or two casinos that will reimburse a portion of the tour charge and also provide coupons or fun books.
For more information on Black Hawk call 303-582-5513.
Harveys Wagon Wheel Hotel & Casino is the only hotel in Central City but there are also a few bed & breakfasts: the Gregory Inn (7 rooms, phone 303-582-5561), Chateau Lacadienne (3 rooms, phone 303-582-5209) and the High Street Inn (3 rooms, phone 303-582-0622). For Central City information call (800) 542-2999.
Cripple Creek has several hotel/casinos the largest of which is the Double Eagle Hotel & Casino. There is also a 67-room Holiday Inn Express, located 1/8-mile from the casinos. Free shuttle service is provided to and from the casinos. There are five casinos that sponsor their own shuttle service from Colorado Springs and Pueblo. It is called the Ramblin Express. For Cripple Creek information call (877) 858-GOLD.