Department of Transportation.
The Gold Belt Tour follows historic railroad and stagecoach routes leading to North America's greatest gold camp, three world-class fossil sites, and numerous historic sites. The Shelf and Phantom Canyon Roads cut along unpaved routes through winding canyons. Five byway communities allow a glimpse into this area's rich heritage.
Getting to the Byway:
Navigating the Byway:
The Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway connects six of Colorado's major historic towns using four stunning roads. **Phantom Canyon Section:** * The first section of the byway starts in Florence, CO, at the junction of CO 67 and West Main Street. * From here, head north on CO 67 and continue as it changes to Phantom Canyon Rd. * At the junction of CO 67 and 4th St. head south on CO 67 to W. Victor Ave., then head west on CO 67 into Cripple Creek. * In Cripple Creek, head west on E. Carr Ave. and continue as the road becomes Teller County Rd. * Follow this into Florissant. **Shelf Road Section:** * At the junction of CO 67 and Main Street in Florence, drive west on Main Street to Ash St. in Brookside. * In Brookside, drive north on Ash St. as it changes to S. Reynolds Ave., then to Fremont Dr. * After the road becomes Fremont Dr, drive west to Field Ave. * Drive north on Field Ave. to Red Canyon Rd. and continue north as the road becomes Shelf Rd. * Continue again as the road changes to Xenia St. and continue to CO 67 south of Cripple Creek. **High Park Section:** * Start at the junction of Cedar Ave. and Ash St. in Brookside. * Drive west on Cedar Ave. to Chestnut St. and head north. * Once you reach Elm Ave., drive west to 9th St. then drive north to Royal Gorge Blvd. * Drive southeast on Royal Gorge Blvd to CO 9. * At CO 9, drive north to High Park Rd. * Continue north on High Park Rd. to County Road 11. * Drive north on County Rd. 11 to County Rd. 1 where the byway ends.