Gold Camp Road

Colorado Springs, Colorado (ElPaso County)

Last Updated: 04/26/2021
3.9 / 5 ( 17 reviews )
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Highlight: Gold Camp Road
This is a connecting trail between Colorado Springs and the Victor/Cripple Creek areas. It is a scenic drive and primary access road to trails like Mt. Baldy, Bull Park, and other small off-shoots. Scenery along the road includes views of the mountains of course, but also the valleys and rock formations along the way. This is a fun drive for anyone wanting to see a little of Colorado and a must-travel trail for those wanting to get to the popular trails and shooting spots in the area. If you’re going to be in Colorado Springs, make sure to check out Gold Camp & Old Stage Road!

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Waypoints

1. Gold Camp Road Trailhead (0 mi)
On top of the scenic overlook here of the St. Peter’s Dome area, there is a distinct rock formation as well and can make for a good meetup spot. There’s limited parking here. On the road itself, Old Stage Road ‘ends’ here and Gold Camp Road begins. Just stay to the left as you come off Old Stage Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Colorado Springs, CO

Interstate 25, take exit #140 Tejon Street/Nevada Avenue. Travel south on Nevada Avenue approximately one mile to Lake Avenue. Turn right on Lake Avenue, passing straight through two round-abouts, and arrive at the third round-about directly in front of the historic Broadmoor Hotel. Turn left onto Pourtales Road for approximately one-quarter mile, then right onto Mirada Road for one-half a mile. At the intersection with Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, turn right and proceed across Penrose Boulevard (4-way stop). At this point, Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard becomes Old Stage Road, and soon turns from pavement to dirt. Follow the Old Stage Road Trail to get to Gold Camp from the east.

Camping

Not allowed

Land Use Issues

This area is part of Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and as such is part of the 2011 Lawsuit where a coalition of conservation and recreation groups were suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is an illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 that is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. 30 roads have been partially or completely closed while this evaluation takes place over the next few years. Those trails affected have been noted here at trailsoffroad.com. It is imperative that the OHV community makes their voices be heard on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles will be shut down, some already have. Contact the local ranger districts and let them know why the area is important to you and the history you have there. Contact your Congressperson and Senator as well. They know how important the OHV community is to the economy of the state. Search of Ongoing Media Coverage

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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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