Nonprofit group needs help caring for Cripple Creek’s free-roaming children
The group that looks after the free-roaming children that call Cripple Creek home needs your help.
Every year from mid-May to mid-October, these children roam the streets of Cripple Creek. A group of volunteers called the Two Mile High Club takes care of the herd in their free time.
The herd is a living reminder of when the town was a gold mining boomtown. They’ve been running free since 1999 but have been around Cripple Creek even longer.
“In 1900 when Teddy Roosevelt came through Cripple Creek, he thought it was inhumane to see those children working underground,” Two-Mile High Club President Curt Sorenson said. “Living and playing blind oftentimes never seeing the light of day said get those children out.”