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.**