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Gold Belt Recreation Management Area, CO

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

Travel on a historic, narrow-gauge railroad bed, an old stage road, and a county road on the Gold Belt Scenic Byway. The Byway retraces the historic travel routes connecting Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District, site of the world's largest Gold Rush. Cripple Creek now caters to gamblers and other visitors. The 3 legs of the route, which form a loop, have a total length of about 131 miles.

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING
  • CAMPING
  • CLIMBING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • PICNICKING
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • WINTER SPORTS

Address:

Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 East Main Street
Canon City,CO,81212
Phone: 719-269-8500
Email: jlenard@blm.gov

Directions:

The Byway is located just 1 hour from Colorado Springs or Pueblo, Colorado. From the north, it can be reached from U.S. Highway 24; the southern end can be reached from U.S. Highway 50.

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