Shelf Road was the first trail for us in the new year. Matt was hoping to add some miles to his new Jeep engine, but the engine didn't run after he installed it so he had his truck with him, instead. We started out the day by stopping at Cripple Creek for the Ice Festival. The theme for this year is "Safari In Ice." With the warm weather, they did not have many ice sculptures done yet as this was the first day of the Ice Festival. We did see a cool looking Jeep made of ice.
After we finished with the Ice Festival we made our way to the start of Shelf Road. It looked like it was going to be a very nice day. Shelf Road only had ice and snow in very few spots along the trail, and they were mostly shaded and wet. The icy spots were so small they didn't give us any trouble.
We stopped at the parking lot at The Banks at end of Shelf Road near Canon City for lunch and to get out and walk around. Then we headed over to Phantom Canyon.
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