A logical, medium-length mixed-surface loop departing directly from downtown Canon City

Statistics

685

m

685

m

3

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

This loop combines a short section of Highway 50 with the gravel CR 69, ending on the paved stretch of Garden Park Road (also known as Shelf Road). After grunting up a short but steep climb on the highway, you'll get to leave the annoying traffic behind for the main feature—the solitude and beautiful gravel of CR 69! For more miles, consider riding an out-and-back portion of [Shelf Road](https://fatmap.com/routeid/743883/Phantom_Canyon_-%3E_Shelf_Road_Loop/@38.5250813,-105.2258450,26232.1982052,-78.3403367,0,1835.9128931,normal).