Shelf Road

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Shelf Road

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:12 pm

Where is It:
South of Cripple Creek, CO
Starts in Teller County and Ends in Fremont County

GPX File:
Shelf Rd

Other names it goes by:
CR-88, Garden Park Rd, CR-9

GPS Coordinates Start off of 67:
38.742319, -105.176497‎

+38° 44' 32.35", -105° 10' 35.39"

GPS Coordinates End in Canon City, CO:
38.491790, -105.208855
+38° 29' 30.44", -105° 12' 31.88"

How long:
24.7 miles

How Challenging:
This is a 1 (graded dirt road)

My Take:
This is a lot nicer ride then Phantom Canyon Rd, a lot less traffic. I think the sign for 4x4 only and rough road scares them, it is far from the truth. Road is pretty much smooth and easy to take. To put it in prospective I would take my car down this road with less worries then I would on Mt Herman Rd (I drive a Ford Focus). However lets not let that secret out.

Map:


Here is the start just south of Cripple Creek:


Looking back to Cripple Creek:


First view starts out with old mining structures:


Old Brick structure:


Looking north along the road:


Looking south:












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