Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway
Length: 135.0 mi / 217.3 km
Time to Allow: Six hours (including loops or backtracking) to drive the entire byway
Restrictions: Portions of this byway may require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
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.
Like veins of gold and silver, history glitters through time on the Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway in Colorado. The byway follows historic railroad and stagecoach routes to gold camps and gold mines, as well as evidence of prehistoric life, historic railroads, and some rather unusual museums.
Simply driving the Gold Belt Tour in Colorado is an adventure in itself. While following historic railroad and stagecoach routes leading you to North America's greatest gold camps, you will find yourself traversing between narrow canyon walls and along excitingly steep drop-offs. While the area is no longer bustling with the activities of the gold rush, you can still "strike it rich" with views of outstanding scenery and limitless recreational activities.
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