Phantom Canyon

4.7/5 (51 reviews)
Carving its way through the rugged landscapes of Colorado, Phantom Canyon Road delivers an unforgettable experience. The road meanders between towering weathered cliff faces that shimmer in hues of rust, ochre, and slate. The rocky, unpaved terrain is a journey back in time, winding through eviden...Read More
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Highlights of Phantom Canyon

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
9726 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
67, 86
Nearest Town
Cañon City
Nearest Services
Cañon City
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Royal Gorge Field Office

Overview

Carving its way through the rugged landscapes of Colorado, Phantom Canyon Road delivers an unforgettable experience. The road meanders between towering weathered cliff faces that shimmer in hues of rust, ochre, and slate. The rocky, unpaved terrain is a journey back in time, winding through evidence of the region's gold rush history. Remnants of wooden trestle bridges and abandoned mining structures are interspersed along the route as poignant reminders of a bygone era. The drive is a symphony of geological wonder and historical intrigue, surrounded by views of the rocky canyon blanketed in vibrant, local vegetation patches. From the soft crunch of gravel under your tires to the awe-inspiring view of boulders stacked haphazardly by nature's hand, Phantom Canyon Road presents a rich sensory and historical experience, making it a gem in Colorado's off-roading scene.

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17 Waypoints
53 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
51 Community Reviews
1 Video
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