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Traveling with Jim and Elaine - Our 2006 Colorado Adventure

Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek on Gold Camp Road

 


We quickly climb to view above Colorado Springs (9-22-06)

 


Road starts out as good hard packed dirt
(9-22-06)

 


We continue to climb upward around the base of Pikes Peak
(9-22-06)

 


Soon Colorado Springs is barely visible way down there
and snow is seen on the ground 
(9-22-06)

 


The road becomes narrow and wetter as we climb up
(9-22-06)

 


 The fall colors are beautiful as the aspens turn to gold
(9-22-06)

 


Soon we are on a one lane road with cuts through the rocks
and light snow is falling
(9-22-06)

 


A taller cut through the rocks is a narrow one lane
(9-22-06)

 


We pass a very scenic lake with two homes overlooking it
from the other side
(9-22-06)

 


Hey, no one told us about having a tunnel on this road...
Luckily we're only 10' 10" with 4" to spare 9-22-06

 


Tunnel on upper end of Gold Camp road
(9-22-06)

 


The road gets a bit wider after the tunnel 
(9-22-06)

 


Road on the side of the mountain  (9-22-06)

 


Entering Victor just above Cripple Creek  (9-22-06)

 


One of the old mines perched on the hillside above town  (9-22-06)

 


Downtown Cripple Creek has been invaded by many casinos  (9-22-06)

 


We ate our dinner at an overlook above the town
of
Cripple Creek (9-22-06)
 

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