Bureau of Land Management
Shelf Road
Canon City, CO | Public
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Shelf Road

Canon City, CO

Shelf Road Sites, located in the heart of south-central Colorado, near Canon City, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. This picturesque area follows the historic stagecoach route to Cripple Creek, offering a glimpse into Colorado's rich history and stunning natural beauty.

Renowned as one of Colorado's premier sport climbing destinations, Shelf Road boasts long bands of limestone cliffs that tower above the road and canyons. Climbers of all skill levels will find challenging routes and breathtaking views, making Shelf Road a must-visit for rock climbing enthusiasts.

Shelf Road Sites is not just for climbers. The area offers a myriad of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Adventurous anglers can hike to Fourmile Creek for a day of fishing, while hikers and hunters will delight in the numerous trails and hunting opportunities in the area. A short drive on a 4x4 loop trail provides even more opportunities to explore this beautiful landscape.

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