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Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway - Day Tours

Canon City, CO, USA
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About Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway - Day Tours
See the historic Gold Belt Scenic Byway in your own 4x4 vehicle, or take a full-day guided off-road tour, with lunch included, with Colorado Jeep Tours (ColoradoJeepTours.com), based in Canon City, Colorado. See Phantom Canyon Road, Shelf Road, and the 1890's gold mining towns of Cripple Creek (population 1,200) and Victor (population 500), located at nearly 10,000 feet, on the southwest side of Pikes Peak. To make the drive on your own, visit the official website GoldBeltByway.com for maps, historical information and more!
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dlun78 wrote a review Sep 2020
Fredericktown, Missouri66 contributions4 helpful votes
After riding the royal gorge train we saw the gold belt sign and decided to follow it...we went down phantom cannon rd and it was so beautiful....a nice change of pace from colorado springs where we were staying....the road is in good shape and we encountered no problems...we were driving a 2wd santa fe...
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ronestout wrote a review Aug 2019
Pueblo, Colorado148 contributions88 helpful votes
We took a 29 mile dirt road trip north off US Hwy 50 to Victor Colorado through the Phantom Canyon Pass. The BLM re-claimed this road from the original narrow guage railroad bed that carried the gold off Cripple Creek and Victor mines (35 million ounces). The upshot is that there are many narrow one lane sections. Also there are about 30 blind curves. But the road is fairly well maintained and the grade is not steep. Although many people were camping off the road, traffic is light. Plue we never saw anyone coming down the mountain. Similar to the "Road to Hana" this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Also the Gold Coast Bakery in Victor is a treasure. get a sandwhich and try the fresh black forest cake.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dick O wrote a review Sep 2018
Columbia, Missouri22 contributions6 helpful votes
You will experience some extremely desolate but beautiful countryside. Be sure to stop at the gold mine museum before going into Cripple Creek where you can grab a very inexpensive breakfast at a casino. Be sure to go to Royal Gorge. Take the gondola from the main entry over the gorge. You will discharge on the far side of the gorge at the highest point on this part of the walking tour. From here it is all down hill. NO MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB before walking the bridge back to the visitor center.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Roadrunner717 wrote a review Aug 2017
Virginia43 contributions7 helpful votes
Our guide Beki was excellent. She shared her knowledge of Colorado geology, flora & fauna, and the economic development along the trail. Well worth the time and expense. The lunch break in Victor was nice only wish we had more time to explore this village. Fantasic views along this byway. Even spotted a bear that had unfortunately ripped apart a campsite near Cripple Creek. All tour staff members offered great service from the representative on the phone taking our reservation, to the shop staff to our tour guide. I cannot await to return to the area to take advantage of their other adventures.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Happiness673624 wrote a review May 2017
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Beautiful scenery....if you can take a scenic route I suggest you do. Also avoided a lot of traffic.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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