Shelf Road, 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.
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