Gold Camp Road

Gold Camp Road is a spooky haunted spot with collapsed tunnels in CO

Gold Camp Road is the name of a highly scenic dirt trail running from Colorado Springs to near Victor. With an eerie history, it’s said to be haunted.

How many tunnels are on Gold Camp Road?

Set into the hills of Colorado Springs' Bear Creek Park, in the 1880’s a railroad was built from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs during the gold rush. In 1922 it ceased its activities and was converted into a highway in 1924. The new road had 3 tunnels. One of them is said to have collapsed around 1988 when a school bus full of orphans collided with it, killing the driver and all of the children aboard. After the incident, the tunnels are said to be severely haunted, and while this is just superstition, the threatening claws of the fence guarding one of the tunnels aren't doing anything to discourage the stories. While most of these claims have been made about the closed 3rd tunnel, others have reported strange occurrences in the two remaining as well. The collapsed tunnel is sealed off by huge gates and located past where cars can easily drive.

How long is Gold Camp Road?

Tucked away in Teller County, and running through North Cheyenne Cañon, the road is 13.84km (8.6 miles) one way. It’s totally unpaved and now closed to vehicular traffic. Because of this, the road is popular with bikers and hikers. Anyway, a detour has been built to bypass over it.

What happened at Gold Camp Road?

Part of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway, the road is said to be haunted. This location is a popular hangout for high schoolers and teens, especially on summer nights. Various stories surround what makes these tunnels haunted. When the tunnels were built in the 1800’s – it’s said that many workers died in actually building the tunnels. There have been rumblings of a school bus accident ranging from a suicidal driver to an oncoming train. Legend has it that the entire bus full of children perished. Nowadays, hikers report hearing laughter in the area and cars able to get close enough have found tiny handprints in window fog. Today, people drive through the 2nd tunnel waiting for the car to be moved after putting it in park and turning off the lights. Others have said to see apparitions of men in cloaks. The third tunnel, you are not able to drive through but many peer in wondering the secrets of this spooky spot.
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