Gold Camp Road

HARD 14 reviews

Gold Camp Road is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

5.9 miles 1202 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

off road driving
3 months ago

The mapped portion of the trail is not for Hiking, narrow and ussually high amount of vehichle traffic on narrow and partial drop off roads. 4 stars for scenic hiking with little challenge, 1 star for Off-Roading.

Hiking:
If your looking to hike, around the climax elevation of the road is a pull off/parking area (Up against a rocky cliff side). To the south is a gated (against vehicles) road which used to be the original road that hikers can take up to the infamous 3rd tunnel, which is about a 30-40 minute trek at a leisurely stroll. Day hiking very scenic on that trail. Havent hiked past 3rd tunnel yet, but theres still a trail that continues to the left.

Off-Road:
Skip this! Not an offroad trail but more of a dirt mountain road. I used to take my 96 Eagle Talon on this road with no problems at all. The Hard difficulty is a joke, even for hiking.

Also if your driving the road at night, be mindful of possible cars parked in the 2 tunnels with their lights off. Also dont worry, that powder on their hood is probebly flower, not cocaine.

3 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

When I went, I made the mistake of staying on Gold Camp road after I left the trail access parking lot. While the Gold Camp road is very scenic, it is defiantly not rated as 'hard' by any means. I went looking for some challenging off-roading but I got stuck behind a Prius. There were a few vehicles blocking the road that I believe is depicted in the preview. What I should have driven on is High Dr. That road starts at the trail access parking lot, and I'm super bummed that I missed it. Maybe next time I'm up in the Springs area I'll try it again.

-J

off road driving
6 months ago

This is not a hiking trail...you would get hit by a car or greeted by a mouth full of dirt if you tried to hike on this road. It's a beautiful drive though!!

hiking
7 months ago

1 year ago

off road driving
1 year ago

Great scenery but basically just a dirt road. Saw a mustang cruise all the way through. Views are amazing, fun trail.

Beautiful drive around the mountains!

mountain biking
1 year ago

great distance ride

hiking
2 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous drive and amazingly beautiful trails! I'll definitely be back!!!

off road driving
2 years ago

This isn't the place to take your Honda Civic, don't know how many cars I saw turning around midway while driving it earlier.

2 years ago

Great scenic drive. It is a highly corrugated dirt rode though so four wheel drive would be best for your car's health :)

hiking
3 years ago

Great scenic drive

off road driving
3 years ago

A scenic route from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek/Victor. The western end of the route is an old railroad grade.