Shelf Road  
USGS 7.5' Map: Cripple Creek South, Cooper Mountain
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded Cnty 9, Cnty 88 13.00 6,400 to 9,400 ft. Single Lane 1 Hr.
County: Fremont, Teller
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Fremont County

Teller County

615 Macon Ave., Rm 105
Canon City, CO 81212-3390
P.O. Box 959
Cripple Creek, CO 80813-0959


Summary: The Shelf Road, Fremont County road 9 and Teller County Road 88, is a scenic and exciting road connecting Cripple Creek with Canon City. It is a true ledge road along many of its sections.
Attractions: Scenery, History
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
Trail Heads
Camping: There are no campsites along the Shelf Road.
Base Camp: NA
Fall Colors: Average - the upper section near Cripple Creek will have the best fall colors.
Navigation: From Canon City, Co off of US Hwy 50 head north on Field Avenue for 3.0 miles. Turn right onto Cnty Road 9, Red Canyon Road, and go 3.6 miles. Stay to the left to stay on Cnty Road 9 and go 2.9 miles. Turn left to stay on Cnty Road 9 and go 3.2 miles. Take the right hand road to start the Shelf Road.

From Cripple Creek, CO take Cnty Road 67 south for 0.3 miles and then turn right onto Xenia Street. This is Teller Cnty Road 88 which becomes the Shelf Road.

Data updated 11/11/11       4WD Road driven 09/05/11       Copyright - 2000-2011