Gold Camp Road/Old Stage Road, current conditions

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Hi all,

I'm new here but thought I'd throw this out there: we drove Gold Camp Road and Old Stage Road from Cripple Creek/Victor to Colorado Springs this afternoon. Gold Camp Road from West to East is fine and a fun drive; it's just snow covered and a little slick in spots. HOWEVER, Old Stage Road from Gold Camp down into the Broadmoor is absolutely treacherous with very icy spots on the steepest sections. I would not recommend travelling this at all right now, unless you're very comfortable with chains because you aren't getting uphill in spots around the Broadmoor Stables without them and they are almost a necessity for safe going downhill. Ask me how I know... :fearful:

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Six of us did it last weekend and there wasn't much to it. Although we heard others had trouble earlier in the day.

We then went down the Shelf road, ran some trails and camped. Ran more new trails the next day. Wish you had been with us!
 
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Six of us did it last weekend and there wasn't much to it. Although we heard others had trouble earlier in the day.

We then went down the Shelf road, ran some trails and camped. Ran more new trails the next day. Wish you had been with us!
Yeah, I saw the posts and pics from the run and thought it would have been fun. This time, however, it was white knuckle driving (and I live in South Park and have to drive the roads here all winter!)
 
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Have you had new precip? Were you aired down?

BTW, Welcome! Several of us on the Front Range chat a lot on Telegram if you're interested.
 

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Have you had new precip? Were you aired down?

BTW, Welcome! Several of us on the Front Range chat a lot on Telegram if you're interested.
There was a dusting of snow on top of the ice, so basically ball bearings for traction. I wasn't aired down; it was "supposed" to be a quick run from Cripple Creek into the Springs!

Thanks for the welcome!
 
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Six of us did it last weekend and there wasn't much to it. Although we heard others had trouble earlier in the day.

We then went down the Shelf road, ran some trails and camped. Ran more new trails the next day. Wish you had been with us!
I hate going down Shelf... up it isn’t so bad... but then last time I was on it was in a 1952 Bluebird.
 
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Six of us did it last weekend and there wasn't much to it. Although we heard others had trouble earlier in the day.

We then went down the Shelf road, ran some trails and camped. Ran more new trails the next day. Wish you had been with us!
I hate going down Shelf... up it isn’t so bad... but then last time I was on it was in a 1952 Bluebird.
I've always enjoyed it, but never seen it with much snow on it. It looked like it had been plowed this last trip.