Historic bear cage in foreground, mining activity in the
Bricks were carefully placed to form an arch over the entrance
to the bear caves.
Pinnacle Park was an extremely popular place in the gold camp and drew large crowds on the Fourth of July and Labor Day. A trolley and train brought people to the entrance.
Today nothing remains of Pinnacle Park other than a few rows of animal cages from the zoo. The gold mine operating in the district is mining right to the edge of these historical structures. Soon they will be gone. These dens are an interesting part of the gold camp's history and represents a part of the story of how people lived and played in the district in the late 19th century. These dens need to be saved, and there is discussion that the City of Cripple Creek will attempt to move these structures.