While you’re driving on Phantom Canyon Road you’ll see old town sites, cattle herds, rolling hills, rock formations and much more.
Phantom Canyon Road is part of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway that’s about 30 miles long. This scenic byway is enjoyable and offers plenty of photo ops – the road increases in elevation from 5,500 to 9,500 feet, has two tunnels and three elevated bridges. Phantom Canyon Road also goes through Phantom Canyon.
This unpaved road follows the former path of the Florence and Cripple Creek railroad which connected the mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek in 1894. During the fall you’re in for a treat; the Aspen trees’ leaves are starting to change color to a beautiful golden hue and make for great photos.
Rest stops and picnic areas are available along the route as well.
If you’re looking for scenic views and an adventurous ride, Phantom Canyon Road in Colorado is for you!