Category Archives: Colorado

Aspen gold

Ouray, Colorado September 18, 2016 The aspens are turning gold high in Ironton Park in the Uncompahgre National Forest.  I hiked up a hill to get this view of the Red Mountain #1 and #2. Looking east into the San … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin

Ouray, Colorado September 13, 2016 On a very cold and windy morning, we headed up Yankee Boy Basin.  The popularity of this trail continues to grow with jeeps, tour guides, hikers and atvs.  Rain from the night before made the … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Mining Tour

Ouray, Colorado September 11, 2016 We took a quiet, peaceful tour of the Red Mountain Mining District early this morning.  On the 15th anniversary of Sept 11th, the mood was somber.  Many mining towns sprung up in this area in … Continue reading

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Corkscrew Gulch

Ouray, Colorado August 31, 2016 Leaving early today, we took a jeep ride up scenic and appropriately named Corkscrew Gulch to Hurricane Pass.  The road climbs by numerous switchbacks  (the last few are steep and narrow) to the red soil … Continue reading

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The Alpine Loop

Ouray, Lake City and Silverton, CO September 13, 2016 The National Scenic Backcountry Byway is called the Alpine Loop by jeep travelers.  It encompasses 75 miles of road carved through the breathtaking San Juan Mountains. Along the route we encountered … Continue reading

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Animas Loop

Ironton Park, Colorado September 8, 2015 We got an early start from Ironton Park and drove up the ever interesting Corkscrew Gulch.  The scenic old narrow mining road starts at 9,800 ft and climbs to 12,600 ft of elevation. This … Continue reading

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