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Jan 20, 2012 - Phantom Canyon Road

We had another one of those "Wowser" days today. We drove part of the awesome Gold Belt Byway. The Gold Belt Tour is a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway and a National Scenic Byway. The Tour retraces the historic travel routes connecting Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District, site of the world's largest gold rush, to the communities of Florence, CaƱon City and Florissant. The byway has several exciting roads to choose from, we chose the Phantom Canyon Road. The Phantom Canyon Road follows what was once the busiest narrow gauge railroad...

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Dec 9, 2011 - Victor Hotel

We are spending the night in the tiny town of Victor, Colorado. They have a lot of Christmas celebrations going on today and tomorrow. We will be attending the Christmas Parade in Cripple Creek, about 7 miles from Victor. Victor is a National Historic District, the Victor Hotel is the tallest, most striking building in Victor. After remaining vacant for many years, the restored hotel building reopened for business in 1992. The bank vault and original birdcage elevator, still operational, can be seen by stepping into the hotel lobby. The...

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