Follow These Tips For Your Comfort And Safety


Tips for Travelers

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Do not attempt Phantom Canyon Road or the upper portion of Shelf Road if you are traveling with a trailer, camper, or motor home. These routes are winding and narrow to one lane in many places. Have enough gas, water, and other necessities to make it between the Byway communities. Be prepared for changes in weather conditions. Depending on your travel route, you may experience up to 5,000 feet in elevation change. Steep canyons along... Read More

Starting With The Legendary Cripple Creek Gold Rush


Byway History

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In 1890, cowboy and prospector Bob Womack discovered the rich gold ore that touched off the legendary Cripple Creek Gold Rush. The ranching country on Pikes Peak's western slopes was quickly transformed as prospectors flocked to the area. With the discovery of gold, it became a high priority to link the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District to the cities of the Front Range and Arkansas Valley.  Roads, and later railroads, carried construction materials, food, clothing,... Read More

Colorado Mountain Towns


Communities Along The Byway

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Here are some helpful links that we are sure you will want to check out Along the Byway Cañon City Chamber of Commerce City of Cripple Creek City of Florence Florence Chamber of Commerce Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Trails of Gold Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Royal Gorge Region Victor Regional Info Frontier Pathways Scenic & Historic Byway Ute Pass Vacation Guide Other Resources BLM - Colorado State Office Colorado  Byways National Byways National Forests National Parks... Read More

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