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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gold Camp Road

Last week we spent some time in the Colorado Springs area. Gold Camp Road was one part of the trip that was pretty cool. We just stayed on the lower section near Cheyenne Canyon, but it was a pretty trip. There were 2 tunnels that we drove through.
On the southern end of the road are these cooll eroded rock formations. The banding in them is really quite neat.

There were several roadcuts, and although the road is dirt, the grades are gentle. Some points are narrow, but there are quite a few convenient pullouts.
We liked the tunnels though. One is straight and the other has a slight curve to it.

We even took a picture inside. I just wish that there weren't so many losers with spray paint that feel like they need to tag things up.
There are quite a few deer in the area too. They don't seem very skittish, and actually really don't care if you're there or not.
One last viewpoint of some of the scenery.
We did this as a loop drive with Cheyenne Canyon. The loop takes less than an hour and is definitely worth it.
Nearest City: Colorado Springs, CO
GPS Coordinates:
Time Needed: 1 hour
Difficulty: Scenic drive. Drive with caution.
Kid Friendly: Yes
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