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Address: Cripple Creek, CO
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Mostly unpaved, this road travels between Cripple Creek and Canon City and...

Mostly unpaved, this road travels between Cripple Creek and Canon City and promises outstanding views.

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Cheap thrills

Saw the signs for the golden belt byway and took it. Awesome drive with little traffic which was a refreshing change. Great views, no cell service and had to keep your speed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Saw the signs for the golden belt byway and took it. Awesome drive with little traffic which was a refreshing change. Great views, no cell service and had to keep your speed down. A great change of pace from normal, hectic, wired city life.

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1 Thank Clint o
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We saw a variety of wildlife along the way and lots of beautiful and different scenery. This is now my 2nd favorite road to car hike upon. We had an all-wheel drive Honda CRV and driving it was a breeze. Great fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We decided just in case the road was rough we would take the truck. The sign says 4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicles only. I think you could make it if your tires are good and your car newer. Most of the road is smoother dirt road but there are areas that have rivets from the rain runoff so... More 

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Thank Sheila O
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This road is very narrow in places. It is just a track, unpaved and not for timid drivers. However, it is nowhere near as 'hardcore' as some reviews make it out to be. I preferred Phantom Canyon Road, but both have spectacular views and are well worth 'going country'

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Thank Scorah
RochesterMN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I am nervous when it comes to heights but my family is thirsty for adventure, reluctantly we made this drive from Cripple Creek to Canon City. Narrow gravel road and steep cliffs without guard rails for a thrilling drive with a fantastic scenery!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were headed to Cripple Creek from Canon City, took the route my map was telling us to take. We had no idea what we were in for!!! If we had known what to anticipate I would have been more comfortable and enjoyed the scenery, however we had no clue what was to come! We were all packed into our... More 

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Lake Conroe, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous scenery on this well-maintained gravel road. This is a must while in Cripple Creek. We traveled down to Canon City & then came back on Phantom Road. Yes, it's narrow but there are areas where you can pass or let cars pass you. There was never a problem with other vehicles on the road & you don't need a... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is a long and awesome gravel road with twists and turns and very little room once you get to the actual Shelf section. If you like excitement this is the route from Canon City to Cripple Creek!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Awesome, awesome, awesome! First of all, the road is not marked well coming out of Cripple Creek. It is a few hundred feet after you pass District Supply. The street sign does not say Shelf road. You will see a sign on the road showing a hiking trail to the right and a dirt road forking off. A little down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This road has great views! It is a little scary in parts especially when there is on coming traffic. It really is a pretty place to visit. The trip does take over an hour if you go slow like we did.

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