We start this route just south of historic Cripple Creek, where you can gamble in Colorado-style casinos. Many historic mining attractions can be seen along the route and along paved Highways 67 and 81, which circle through Victor and Goldfield. The loop described here is part of a well known BLM Gold Belt Tour and sees comparitively heavy traffic on summer weekends. A network of 4×4 roads departs from the Shelf Road west of Sand Gulch Campground and south of “The Bank” Campground, a popular climbing area (see map). Unlicensed vehicles can ride on these side roads but not on the main loop. Red Canyon Park has picnic area in dramatic red rock formations.
We traveled these roads during August 2018. Phantom Canyon Road These roads are generally considered to be 'easy', in the...See More