Location: Canon City, Colorado, United States
Trail Type: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
From U.S. Highway 50 in Canon City, head north on Dozier avenue. Dozier eventually turns left and becomes Central. 1.5 miles from this turn is Fields Avenue. Turn right (north) on Fields and drive untill the pavement ends. Parking will be on the left.
Route finding is simple. Follow the road 13.5 miles up to Cripple Creek. The only fork is at mile 11.8. Take the road to the left, route 88. You'll reach Cripple Creek at mile 13.5. This road is part of the National Scenic Byway and the Colorado Gold Belt Tour. The canyon is also known for its big horn sheep population. The climb is a sustained gut check, gaining 3000'. The last half is especially tough, but the cruise down is worth it. The ride could easily be made into a shuttle since cars can drive down Shelf Road in good weather.
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