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Hole in the Mountain


Last updated 11/17/2020 at 4:18pm

I know a bunch of you know something about this hole. I have been asked about it several times over the years. I recently heard another story about it.

There is a tunnel up on Pikes Peak that has an odd history. It is often said it was going to be a railroad tunnel, or that it was just a gold mine prospecting hole. It is called the Oil Creek Tunnel. The tunnel is above Timberline, south of Glen Cove. People started the tunnel before they found gold at Cripple Creek, which adds to the confusion with going there! If it was supposed to be going to Cripple Creek, the tunnel there would have bee...

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