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Gold Camp Road - Pikes Peak Region

A Scenic Drive from Colorado Springs to Victor - May 14, 2004

Gold Camp Road is a dirt road that originally could be accessed via North Cheyenne Canyon. However, a caved-in tunnel has closed the road to traffic. My photos show my drive from Old Stage Road in southwest Colorado Springs, which connects with Gold Camp Road, and leads to Victor in Teller County. This road is passable for an ordinary passenger vehicle like mine. Old Stage Road
How to get there from Colorado Springs: Drive as if you are going to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. At the junction of Cheyenne Mountain Road and Old Stage Road, go west (toward the mountains) on Old Stage Road. This road goes for approximately seven miles and runs into Gold Camp Road. My photos begin here! :)
TOP: A good view of the Will Rogers Shrine on Cheyenne Mountain at the beginning. One can visit the shrine (which has a grand view of the city of Colorado Springs) with an admission ticket to the zoo.

BOTTOM: A few large rocks overlooking Colorado Springs.

Will Rogers Shrine

Colorado Springs

One last look back as we head into the mountains. This is a very scenic drive! Old Stage Road
From the road, I captured this photo of Mount Cutler. Mount Cutler
This trip reminded me of Rampart Range Road. It's isolated yet scenic, and so close to Colorado Springs. Gold Camp Road
Two photos of aspens. This is probably a good place to visit in the fall.

I approached a nice lookout with a view of the back side (west) of Cheyenne Mountain. Cheyenne Mountain, CO
The Penrose-Rosemont Resevoir area was practically empty. It's on my agenda to do some hiking and camping in this area.

Also, somewhere in this area, Gold Camp Road intersected with Old Stage Road and officially became Gold Camp Road.

Rosemont Reservoir Trailhead
I am pretty sure that mountain is Mount Big Chief, elev. 11,224 feet.
Pretty rock structure.
An old tunnel. My understanding is this road formerly served as a railroad grade.

My railroad pages:
  • Manitou Railroad Tunnels
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • RR Tunnels in Buena Vista
  • Historic Tunnel Historic Tunnel
    TOP: Cathedral Park

    MIDDLE: The mountains south and in front of Pikes Peak.

    BOTTOM: Skaguay Reservoir in the distance.

    Skaguay Reservoir

    The photo is watered down because I reduced the file size, but it was a nice shot of the sun shining through the small buds on this aspen.
    At the other end of Gold Camp Road, I was only a few miles from Victor and Cripple Creek. on Facebook
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