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Unformatted text preview: nd the counter THE VIEW OF COLORADO SPRINGS from Gold outpostRoad is spectacular. The of one-armed bandits andthe city limits from Aurora. The once a buses
old road takes you from
to Cripple Creek,
mining town with real outlaws, now an
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drive to Cripple Creek on Highway 67, which is paved. Gold Camp Road is a dirt road through the foothills of Pikes Peak, a former wagon
trail that has narrow hairpin turns, no guardrails, and plenty of sheer drops. For years, kids from Cheyenne Mountain High School have come
up here on weekend nights, parked at spots with good aerial views, and partied. On a clear night the stars in the sky and the lights of the city
seem linked, as though one were reflecting the other. The cars and trucks on Interstate 25, heading north to Denver and south toward Pueblo,
are tiny, slow-moving specks of white. The lights dwindle as the city gives way to the plains; at the horizon the land looks darker than the
sky. The gre...
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- Spring '08