Route: Historic Gold Camp Road (CO)

Submitted by kelindquist0118 on Sun, 05/17/2020 - 07:02pm
Location
Colorado, US
Distance
33.6 mi
Vertical Gain
792 ft
Description

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. 

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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.