Phantom Canyon ACEC

Phantom Canyon

Phantom Canyon 


Location:   Front Range District, Royal Gorge Field Office, Fremont County

Size:   6,096 acres

Designated:  1996 Royal Gorge Land Use Plan

Land Manager:   Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office


The Phantom Canyon ACEC encompasses the heart of Phantom Canyon region.  The road through Phantom Canyon follows the route of the historic Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad (1894 to 1912).  Many historic sites associated with the railroad are found within this rugged and scenic canyon.  The ACEC is also part of the Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway Program.

**No metal detecting is allowed. Collecting is by BLM Cultural Permit only.**

Royal Gorge Field Office  |  3028 East Main Street  |  Cañon City, Colorado 81212
719-269-8500  |  Fax 719-269-8599