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  1. #1

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    What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Will any kind of travel be allowed this summer season?

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Correction: Make that the "Gold Camp Road". This is the road Womack used
    to go to Co Springs, of coarse he went horseback. He was the cowboy who
    first found Cripple Creek gold.

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Heh, I knew what you meant. I wish I were able to get into that area...

    Bran <><
    Rom. 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

    Rom. 10:10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

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    Mar 2008
    colorado springs, co
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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Hi lastleg,

    It's highly unlikely they will ever reopen the Gold Camp Road. Bicycle travel was allowed for awhile but don't know about that anymore. The road is extremely hard to maintain because the whole area is rotted and crumbled granite. Fort Carson Army rebuilt the road one time and it didn't last very long. That was many years ago though.

    I too would like to see the road reopened as there is a wealth of beauty there and a lot of history. Some nice old tunnels up there I used to drive a school bus through.

    Have a good day,
    shawnee

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Hi goldenlady:

    We used to visit Cripple Creek frequently. My hobby was prospecting so I was very interested in the geologic sites. Is there another way to get to St.
    Peter's Dome from the Springs?

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    Mar 2008
    colorado springs, co
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    Spanish trail monument hunting

    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Good Morning Again,

    Yes, you should be able to get to St. Peter's Dome by way of the Old Stage Road. The Pike National Forest Office says there is a trailhead to the Dome. You might want to check with them. The Old Stage Road goes from just outside of Victor down into the Broadmoor area.

    We too spent a lot of happy hours prospecting the areas between Victor, Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs. Never found any gold off of the Gold Camp or Old Stage Roads but still lots of nice areas to hike in.

    Hope this helps,

    Goldenlady
    shawnee

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Thank you, goldenlady, I saw that Old Stage Rd on my topo but didn't know
    if it was navigable.

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    Mar 2008
    colorado springs, co
    Fisher Gold Strike
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    Spanish trail monument hunting

    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Your Welcome,

    You can drive a car on the Old Stage Road although it does narrow in a few places and there are a few "washboards" in the road.

    If you get the opportunity take the Phantom Canyon Road out of Victor ( it used to be a railroad ) and there is still quite a bit of open land you can hike there. No real big vehicles on it though but a pickup or car is ok. Beautiful country! There's also the Shelf Road out of Cripple Creek that is part of the gold belt tour. Not much open land there but not unusual to see the Big Horn Sheep resting right by the road.

    You get into some of the back country of Phantom Canyon and you might find some interesting things. We have. One warning I have for you though is to watch for the mountain lions as they are plentiful in the area.

    Take care and have fun whatever you do.

    Goldenlady
    shawnee

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Thanks goldenlady,

    Some 8-9 years ago wife and I went to Gunnison for a chuckwagon outing
    and afterwards drove to Cripple Creek, our first time. As usual I was looking for
    shortcuts so I took the Phantom Canyon Road. I have a Landcruiser so wasn't
    worried, we had been on plenty of mountain trails with it. It seemed like forever to get to I-20 but at least I saved a few miles, lol. This was going south out of Victor. No lion sightings regretably.
    I read in one book that St Peters area had gem material and always wanted to take a look. Now it's too late for any more Colorado excursions as wife is
    homebound and must look out for her full-time.
    I do have one project left that will just take 2-3 days due to distance. Could
    be highlight of 40 years of detecting if it works out. Years back I had a favorite
    CO ghost town that I have pleasant memories of. Wife loved trout fishing &
    I always set aside a day at GT. I wish I could name it but forces beyond our
    control have made this great hobby go silent to details.
    Speaking of mountain lions I've made several prospecting trips on GPAA claims in AZ and a rancher there was losing horses to lions on a regular basis.
    Never glimpsed one there either.
    Well I appreciate your help. I sure miss Colorado.

  12. #11
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    Mar 2008
    colorado springs, co
    Fisher Gold Strike
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    Spanish trail monument hunting

    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Yes the area is known for small green and purple fluorite. The old Eureka mine was once a source of gem-quality transparent zircon in pinks, greens and yellows. This info. is from Colorado Rockhounding (book) by Stephen Voynick and I guess it's a pretty popular area to collect gems.

    I'm sorry to hear of your wife's health but certainly understand your not being able to travel much. The one thing that stands out in my mind is we (husband and I ) aren't wealthy in money but we've got 46 years (this July) of memories. It sounds as if you and your wife are wealthy in memories too.

    God Bless You for taking care of her.

    Sincerely,

    Goldenlady
    shawnee

  13. #12
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    Oct 2008
    Colorado Springs
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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Lived here since 2000, and that road has always been open. Drive craefully as alot of drivers sightsee it, and dont pay attention their driving.
    "Draw me not without reason, Sheath me not without honor"

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    Re: What is status of Old Camp Road in Colorado Springs?

    Thanks Native, won't have time to make Gold Camp Road soon. Going up to Creede
    area next week. Hope it's not raining.

  15. #14

    Apr 2012
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    Gold Camp Road Colorado Springs

    Quote Originally Posted by lastleg View Post
    Will any kind of travel be allowed this summer season?
    I just traveled on a portion of Gold Camp Road starting in the broadmoor area of Colorado Springs. It started out as Old Stage Rd (FS368) and transitioned into Gold camp rd just after Emerald Valley Ranch. The road had significant wash boards just out of Colorado Springs, but smoothed out a bit after that. I followed it as far FS381 (around Wye camp ground) which required me to put my jeep in 4WD because of the snow and trail condition. Overall the roads were well maintaned although they narrowed in spots. There are many scenic views along the road. It's a very nice drive.

    Steve

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    THE ENTIRE GOLD CAMP ROAD WAS JUST REBUILT, ITS OPEN... GO FER IT....!

 

 

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