A Drive Down Shelf Road

a drive down Shelf Road
a drive down Shelf Road

A Drive Down Shelf Road

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Taken in Colorado in the Fall with an overcast sky it remains one of my most popular set of images. The prints are all 12 inches high and printed on metallic paper and together create such a beautiful seen it isn't unusual for people to just stop and stare.

At the Center is Shelf Road at 12X!8 inches on metallic paper, a popular scenic route just outside of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Making it's way through rugged and beautiful gold country is about 28 miles long and will take you all the way to Canyon City. Back in the 1890's this was a popular area for gold mining and you can see evidence of that all along the drive. Before the gold rush, the Pony Express used to use this road to deliver the mail from Cripple Creek to Canyon City and if you dropped off a letter in those days in Cripple Creek it took one day to reach Canyon City. If you would like to drop off a letter today in Cripple Creek, it will take 3 days to get to Canyon City!

Not as rugged or treacherous as legend implies, it is one of the anticipated destinations for tourists and a favorite among locals.

On the left is the actual Cripple Creek for which the town is named after. It is printed at 8X12 inches and printed on metallic paper.

On the right, also at 8X12 inches and printed on metallic paper, is a rock outcropping, one of many beautiful scenes you'll find along the drive.

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