We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“To further review....”
Review of Shelf Road

Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Mostly unpaved, this road travels between Cripple Creek and Canon City and promises outstanding views.
Reviewed December 26, 2011

From pavement to pavement, it really isn't very far.
I usually do this stretch in under 30 minutes.

Thank ColoradoElkheart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (140)
There are newer reviews for Shelf Road
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

126 - 130 of 140 reviews

Reviewed December 14, 2011

This road goes from Garden Park, Colorado to Cripple Creek, Colorado. I have driven this road about 5 times and every time I get scared. It is a one lane high way with a very steep drop one one side and traffic goes both ways. Please be careful when you drive on this road. Don't drive to fast because there are many blind spots where you can't see if another car is coming.

2  Thank Danielle G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 25, 2011

Definitely a must see. Exciting, thrilling, beautiful, breath taking ... loved it!!

1  Thank 1997Caajl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Some say it's not for the faint of heart, it's really a very nice drive.

1  Thank ColoradoElkheart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2011

Coming up the shelf to Cripple Creek might be a little scary to the flatlander but passenger cars are a very frequent sight. It is a beautiful, fun and historically significant trip.

1.5-2 hours, narrow in spots, steep drops anda litle bumpy with some loose rock. 4WD is not required. JUST DRIVE SLOW!

4  Thank Phil225
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Shelf Road also viewed

 

Been to Shelf Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing