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Interesting map illustrating the scenic automobile routes in the Pike's Peak region, including the recently constructed Corley Mountain Highway.

The map illustrates Colorado Springs the foreground and is centered on Cameron's Cone and Pike Peak, illustrating a scenic tour of the region, which includes the Broadmoor, Cripple Creek, Cheyenne Mountain and the Garden of the Gods.

The map illustrates the Route of the Corley Mountain Highway, while the other 4 panels include images of the trip along the old Short Line road, now converted into a toll road for automobiles, with Seven Different Trip Suggestions to include in the Corley Mountain Highway, in additional to some info.

 W.D. Corley, a Colorado Springs coal mine owner and cattle breeder, bought the bankrupt railroad for $370,000. It was renamed the Corley Mountain Highway at that time. Corley removed all the tracks, installed toll booths at both ends and opened the Corley mountain highway in 1926. This breath-taking mountain highway became a popular tourist attraction and Corley made $400 per day from the $1 per car toll that he charged. Corley operated his toll road on a Special use permit from the Pike national forest. When this permit expired in 1939, the road was turned over to the federal government. That year the Federal Government changed the name to the Gold Camp Road.