Paradise Divide

Crested Butte, Colorado

June 21, 2013

The ride from Crested Butte up to Paradise Divide (11,350 elevation) was filled with magnificent views and gorgeous wildflowers.

This is a view of a large glacial pond at the Divide.  It was surrounded by the tiny golden glacier lilies.


We met up with some jeep people who we followed on the Devil’s Punchbowl trail.  Here is the large two tiered waterfall that flows into the Crystal River.  After this point, we encountered a large boulder blocking the road as the trail ran with the river.  After trimming a few shrubs we had a way around.  The next obstacle was Crystal River and the river crossing was too swift and deep a flow for our constitution.


The lupines are in bloom by the acres and what better way to enjoy them but from a well behaved trail horse.  They were saddled up and ready to ride.



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