The next destination was Cripple Creek, via phantom Canyon. It is a very well-groomed old railbed.
The biggest challenge was avoiding the oncoming vehicles that were driving like they were practicing for the Pike's Peak climb.
Although it is well-groomed, it is certainly very narrow and twisty:
Tunnels are cool
A quick stop in Adelaide, to check out the old hot tub
This is a really neat old bridge. It is a single I beam, with the roadbed on top like a tee:
Welcome to Victor:
Then a short jaunt up the highway to Cripple Creek:
Which apparently now consists of wall-to-wall casinos
They were having some kind of celebration of Jurgen becoming a MOD...
Since it was now midafternoon, we decided to take Gold Camp road through the Pike NF to CO Springs, and grab a hotel room so we could get cleaned up.