Following the original historic Colorado mining route on Gold Camp Road from Victor, CO to the junction of High Drive + Gold Camp within Colorado Springs, CO city limits.
Route is entirely on dirt roads which once were a highly used railroad and passes through various original mining tunnels and rock formations cut by hand and explosive devices to make way for train traffic in order to transport mined goods from Cripple Creek/Victor to the city hub of Colorado Springs.
This route is a historically important part of Colorado mining history and paints a story of the gold rush and it’s impact on the state. And is best seen on foot for the full experience.
I plan on making an unsupported run for the FKT for Gold Camp Road on Sunday, October 24th. I'll start in Victor around 7-7:30 and hope to be finished between 12-1 in Colorado Springs. I will track the run using my Coros Apex GPS watch and will post my Strava link upon completion.
I'll be making an unsupported run on Saturday, April 30th. I plan to start around 7am in Victor. I will track the run using my Coros Apex GPS watch and will post my Strava link upon completion.
Going to give the Historic Gold Camp route a shot unsupported on 7/30/22. I plan to start in Victor around 7:30am, but who am I kidding, it’ll probably be 8:30 or 9:00am. I’ll track the run on my Garmin FR 955, and I’ll use a second device as a backup, either an FR 245 or FR 645. I plan to continue on past the finish at High Dr. to the end of Gold Camp at 8th St., and maybe another mile home, unless I prematurely stop at the McDonald’s on 8th for a milkshake. I’ll take the split when arriving at the Historic Gold Camp finish and upload the trimmed GPX file for the route. I’ll upload the full run to Strava.