AAA Editor Notes
“Oh My Gawd” Road (CR 279), s. on Spring St. out of town to the dirt road entering Virginia Canyon, is a half-hour drive to Idaho Springs that offers spectacular views of Mount Evans and the Continental Divide. The bumpy gravel road, with intermittent paved areas, passes through old mining towns, including Russell Gulch, Old Glory Hole and Central City.
Note: This road is narrow and winding and should not be attempted by camping vehicles or drivers unaccustomed to mountain driving. Check road conditions with the visitor center before starting.