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My Phantom Canyon Ride was actually a few years ago but the date wasn't an option. It was in the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
MizzPaul
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Colorado
Incredible Step Back In Time!

I live in Colorado and this road is one of my favorite places to just get away. No cell service... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Michael K
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“canon city”(39 reviews)
“great drive”(10 reviews)
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"canon city"
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"great drive"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"take pictures"
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"full tank of gas"
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"steep drop offs"
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"take your time"
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"wheel drive vehicle"
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"rock formations"
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"go slow"
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"numerous places"
in 2 reviews
"tight curves"
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"pull off"
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"heavy snow"
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"relaxing drive"
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"steel bridge"
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"high desert"
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

My Phantom Canyon Ride was actually a few years ago but the date wasn't an option. It was in the late spring and there were shaded areas that were not melted as yet. Being the chicken that I am, I white knuckled the ride but...More

1  Thank MizzPaul
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I live in Colorado and this road is one of my favorite places to just get away. No cell service, telephone poles and much of modern day in anyway. A true step back in time and outrageously beautiful scenery. You can even camp back in...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The road is perfectly safe as long as you use some common sense. Be courteous of others on the road, if you want to take pictures pull over to a designated parking area not in the middle of the road.

Thank MountainLarry
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Loved this back road drive. Beautiful scenery, a creek to dip your feet in. Some scary spots on the road, but use common sense and its perfectly safe!

2  Thank Kalephrrr
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We took a 2 week vacation with this drive as one of my destinations as was recommended. We enjoyed our morning at the Royal Gorge and headed to Phantom Canyon Road for an afternoon drive. There had been a police incident and the road was...More

2  Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Small unpaved path, with stellar views. So glad though that we were in off season, only had to back up a couple times to let someone pass. The road had plenty of holes and wash outs so make certain you're out before sundown. Well worth...More

Thank Carolyn D
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Hubby said "I found this road I want to try out on our way to Cripple Creek". So glad he suggested this way. It was simply breathtaking. Tins of places to stop off along the way for camping or for a picnic.

Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We took this road a few years ago, incredible scenery, scary drop offs, saw a small black bear. You can't be faint of heart to travel this road. Tried to take it again 3 years ago, only got part way, just too darn scary.

Thank belindaaolsen
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a drop dead gorgeous drive - brilliant red rocks, crystal clear river and views that can't be best. The drive is not for the feint hearted as there are numerous places where huge chunks of the road are gone resulting in sudden drops to...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

What an amazing experience to get off the main roads and discover the unspoiled beauty of Colorado. A great day trip is this road and Shelf Road between Cripple Creek and Canon City. You will not regret it. Take your time and ENJOY!

1  Thank Sherri H
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Amanda B
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Response from Kalephrrr | Reviewed this property |
A car would be fine.
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John H
17 September 2017|
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Response from Esnive1 | Reviewed this property |
I took the drive in August 2017 and didn't see much wildlife at all. Beautiful drive none the less. I would recommend Phantom Canyon.
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Kevin G
26 July 2017|
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Response from MountainMan26 | Reviewed this property |
The road is just a dirt road. The family car will have no difficulty driving up the road - except for the rain. There could be a lot of muddy sections. There are plenty of places to pull to the side and go hiking. No... More
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