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Gold Belt Recreation Management Area

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Bureau of Land Management
Royal Gorge Field Office
3170 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212

Phone:
719-269-8500

Description

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.

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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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Nestled within majestic Rocky Mountain scenery, Cripple Creek offers fun and adventures for the entire family. Try your luck in one of our exciting casinos, check out our fascinating museums, or explore our many history-rich activities such as a ride on the CC&V Narrow Gauge Railroad or a 1,000 foot descent underground into the Mollie Kathleen Mine.
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