Gold Camp Road

21st St. & Gold Camp Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906- Map It
(719) 636-1602

AAA Editor Notes

Gold Camp Road is 1 mi. e. off US 115 on Cheyenne Blvd., then 2 mi. n. on 21st St. The road is a narrow, twisting, 36-mile gravel trail that follows the Cripple Creek Short Line Railroad roadbed through North Cheyenne Canyon. President Theodore Roosevelt described it as the “trip that bankrupts the English language.” It is a favorite scenic route for cyclists. Note: The road has no guardrails and is unsuitable for trailers and some RVs. Only experienced mountain drivers should attempt it. Phone ahead for road conditions. An 8-mile section of the road is closed due to a tunnel collapse; Old Stage Road provides a detour. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.