Oh-My-God Road

Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Oh-My-God Road

Oh-My-God Road Professional Review and Guide

"Route passes through historic mining country and ghost town of Russel Gulch on way to popular gambling towns. Route described here, going up, shortcuts the paved portion of Virginia Canyon Road (A.K.A. OhMy-God Road). Consider returning via the paved route on 279 for a change of pace and outstanding views. Not for ATVs. Route described here is steep and rocky but, when dry, is suitable for stock 4-wheel-drive SUVs. To bypass rougher sections, stay on paved route—although even this may be intimidating to flatlanders."

Oh-My-God Road Reviews

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1/1/2010
This is a neat drive. There are some cool old mining buildings to see. It is a short drive and the difficulty is very low. It can be done in a two-wheel-drive car in the summer. It was winter when i was here and it was hard packed snow so it required four-wheel-drive.
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5/28/2007
This is the place to take your out of town guests, especially if they come from somewhere like Kansas. For the best effect, take the road from Central City into Idaho Springs. They will be on the outside for the most terrifying part of the trip. This is a shelf road along a very steep mountainside, but the road is good, and relatively wide for an old railbed. Unlike many of the routes on this site, you can do it in a regular car. The scenery is nice, not spectacular, its the reaction of the people you take that is the most entertaining.
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Trail Information

Idaho Springs
Nearby City
6
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy
Difficulty
1 hour
Duration
DeLorme’s Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer
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Aug 2018