We started the day off in the town of Cripple Creek for the Ice Festival. Ice sculptors turn blocks of ice into amazing artwork for the public to enjoy, and we really enjoyed our brief time in town. It was very cold outside, only around 16 degrees. So we did not spend too much time walking around outside with the sculptures. We did have lunch in Cripple Creek. It took over an hour for lunch, which was tough because we were all ready to get out on the trail.
Phantom Canyon was our first trail for the day. Quite a few of us had our daily drivers on the trail, so we hoped we wouldn't find too many difficulties. We were out looking for scenery, and we definitely found it. We started the trail from Cripple Creek and made our way south ending at Canon City.
It was snowing on and off for most of the day, which was nice. All the new snow on the ground and on the trees made it very beautiful out, and it was a white, snowy wonderland.
No one had any issues and we all had a nice drive down the trail. There are a few tunnels and bridges on the trail, which everyone really enjoyed. Soon we were on the way to the next trail that would take us all back to Cripple Creek.
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