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Phantom Canyon Road

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Address: Cripple Creek, CO
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One of the most beautiful places on the planet

Hired the Peterson AFB Outdoor Recreation to take us on a bike ride from Victor (top) all the way down to Canon City (the road near US 50). Great time and gorgeous views. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
James L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hired the Peterson AFB Outdoor Recreation to take us on a bike ride from Victor (top) all the way down to Canon City (the road near US 50). Great time and gorgeous views. We packed lunch and ate at one of the rest-stops along the way.

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Thank James L
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice drive between Canon City(Royal Gorge) and Cripple Creek. I have driven it a few times and seen a multitude of animals including bears, deer, elk, wolves, fox. Stopped and walked in a creek to cool off and the bottom was loaded with Iron Pyrite. Won't make you rich but sure does look cool. There are a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Winding, narrow road with sharp drop offs. The road went right through the mountain in spots. People were camping beside the roadways. Very beautiful!

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Storrs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

There is so much diversity on this road! Everything is so beautiful, especially if the aspens are out. The ride by the river is great. I love to go this way. Takes longer, and we'll worth it. Bring a picnic lunch!

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Thank mandy292016
Bryce Canyon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stopped along the way a few times for pictures. It was worth the time. A lot of cool looking peaks and trees, rock formations.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Twists and turns you won't believe -- beautiful views, tiny tunnels, steep cliffs. This is not for the faint of heart. You definitely want to be sure you start early so as not to have to drive the hairpin curves in the dark -- and, if you do, watch out for the black cows grazing along the roadside!

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Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We've done this drive, in conjunction with Shelf Road, several times & enjoy it every time. It is an all day trip to do the 2 roads & also spend a little time in Cripple Creek & Victor (which are 2 historic mining towns; in fact, gold is still being mined there). Being in a jeep or truck (or the... More 

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Thank Teresa G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The road used to be used by the railroad in the 1800s to bring miners and supplies up to the 10000 foot old fields. Now it's a gravel road that takes two hours to travel, winding narrow in spots, but unspoiled wilderness views similar to that seen 100 years ago.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This road goes from Cripple Creek, through the town of Victor, to US 50 east of Canon City. It is an old railroad grade, so even though it is a dirt road, it is wide and level, and suitable for all vehicles. It passes through scenic canyons and a couple of old railroad tunnels, and over a couple of high... More 

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ellijay, ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a ride! Such a great ride through the mountains! Lots of switchbacks on a narrow road. Was busy the day we drove it (Thursday). Met lots of cars and trucks driving pretty fast. Watch out for others when driving this road😊.

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