Shelf Road and Phantom Canyon
From Cripple Creek, we ran the Shelf Road Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway to Canon City, where we fueled up and grabbed a taste of wine at the Holy Cross Abbey Winery. Craig needs to send the group shot from that! From there, we drove to Penrose Common Rec Site, to eat lunch and check out the Independence Trail system. Some poser pics were taken, showing off the waterfall! Back on to the Gold Belt Tour, we drove Phantom Canyon north back to Cripple Creek to complete the loop. A couple of pictures from the town of Cripple Creek, and an obligatory In ‘n’ Out stop! On our adventure, we saw deer, elk, wild turkeys, a castle and a microwave.