Last updated September 9, 2007
Photos taken July 1, 2007
Phantom Canyon Road is a moderately scenic road from US 50 near Canon City to Victor.
The road is easily passable by a passenger vehicle, although there are some bumpy sections and drivers should be alert for occasional potholes.
These photos start just north of US 50 and proceed north to near Victor.
(0.0 mi) The paved section just north of US 50. The paved section extends for a few miles, until the mountains begin.
(4.1 mi) This area is semi-arid and the vegetation along the start of the road is mainly brush. Tree density increases as the road climbs up to Victor.
The dirt road begins.
(5.7 mi) This is part of the Gold Belt Tour
(6.9 mi) The first tunnel.
(10.5 mi) A second tunnel
(13.1 mi) Bridge crossing over the creek.
(13.8 mi) Rock cut
(14.1 mi) A larger rock cut
(17.5 mi) Glenbrook, elevation 8061 feet
(21.0 mi) Tree density becomes thicker with Aspen trees in the mix.
(27 mi) Alpine meadow
(28.3 mi) Victor, a small mining town