Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek, Colorado

This is what I, Zeb the Duck, saw as mom and I entered Cripple Creek.

Festival at Cripple Creek

Festival at Cripple Creek

This is a beautiful town 44 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, and there is a festival now. It is Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek.

Donkey Derby Days

Donkey Derby Days

Young humans can ride on donkeys.

Enjoying a donkey ride

Enjoying a donkey ride

There is a dog show and we saw these dressed up dogs.

Dressed up today

Dressed up today

So pretty

So pretty

Also, this is a really tall dog.

So tall

So tall

All the dogs looked good and were so nice.

Festivals always have venders and Donkey Derby venders had things I don’t usually see at festivals. I loved these wooden bowls.

Great bowls

Great bowls

And chandeliers and coat racks from antlers.

All from antlers

All from antlers

There were even booths with wooden pictures. I enjoyed the booth with items from Peru and the Andes. Remember JB Duck was recently there.   Just look at these hummingbird feeders.

Hummingbirds are so fast

Hummingbirds are so fast

Everything is so nice here.

Of course, festivals make us hungry. There was burger, hot dogs, burritos, and my favorite funnel cakes. Today mom found the brats.

She saw this sign

She saw this sign

Good lunch

Good lunch

Cripple Creek’s Donkey Derby really had donkey races. The donkeys, each with 2 humans, lined up at the top of the hill.

Donkeys are ready

Donkeys are ready

The street was cleared and the donkey race began.

Here they come

Here they come

The donkeys raced right passed us.

This donkey is running with the human

This donkey is running with the human

She is leading donkey toward the finish line

She is leading donkey toward the finish line

Cripple Creek is a friendly former gold mining camp. They have great festivals. There is also camping and many mountain activities available. The altitude is 9494 feet above sea level, so drink water and be careful. When you want something to do inside, Cripple Creek has legal gambling. Many historic buildings have been converted to casinos. You will be glad you visited Cripple Creek.

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