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“Beautiful views”
Review of Shelf Road

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Owner description: Mostly unpaved, this road travels between Cripple Creek and Canon City and promises outstanding views.
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We took the Shelf Road from Cripple Creek to Canon City. This was one of our favorite parts of our Colorado trip. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. We had been warned that parts of the road could be rough but we made it fine in a Toyota Camry. You do have to be careful going around some blind curves but just go slowly. I highly recommend this route.

2  Thank Betty G
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

If you are searching for Window Rock on the Shelf Road, you don't have to look too hard. You will know it when you see it and it is lovely. We drove the road down from Cripple Creek to the Window Rock view. Yes, the road is narrow and you do have to keep an eye out for the nearest turnout spot if you meet an oncoming car. We have driven on much worse roads. This one is worth the experience of being under the trees and next to the running creek.

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I drive the Shelf Road everyday to and from work. I really enjoy the drive. I do get to see all sorts of wildlife. The scenery is beautiful. I recommend the road if you have time and are looking for a nice drive away from the cities. Also lots of photo opps on the road.

1  Thank tonybaca
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We got on this road by accident! We were leaving Cripple Creek heading back to Canon City when our iPad map directed us this route!!! It was just beautiful. If you love nature and the outdoors you don't want to miss this route!! AWESOME VIEWS, plus it was FREE,

1  Thank Kristie-Travill... D
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Great road, unless you are driving! Sometimes, Shelf Road seems less wide than your car! Great views. I started in Canon City and it seemed like about a 1/3 of the way, there were sheep up the mountain side. Always pay attention to the road and know where the turnouts are incase you meet traffic. The road isn't wide enough for both of you... Enjoy!

2  Thank kuwells
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