Colorado Backroads

There is so much to see here in Colorado, lots of which folks who have been here for years didn’t know existed. A great example is the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan, about 35 miles east of Colorado Springs. An open air wonder that you can explore at your leisure. Caution, there are no facilities at the site that we were able to find.

Then for a different twist, take the Old Stage Coach Rd into Gold Camp Road, west of Colorado Springs for a dirt road drive thru spectacular rock formations on to Cripple Creek, Co.

And in between the two, you can find Helen Hunt Falls. Take it in from the base or hike the stairs past the lower to find the upper sections.

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Guanella Pass

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Aspen Green

Aspen Green

Needed a little summer green and white on this cold winter day.

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Colors of Colorado

Celebrating the Colors of Colorado

Over the past several weeks I have been getting out as I can to capture some of the beauty that paints Colorado each autumn when the aspens change: Green to red to golden. And when the breezes shake the leaves there is a shimmering beauty that is hard to find elsewhere in nature. Enjoy these images taken long Boreas, Guanella, and Kenosha Passes in Clear County and Park County.

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It’s Not Bullwinkle….

I was out this afternoon hoping got catch something live up Guanella Pass. A car going by when I was shooting stopped and asked if I was going all the way over as there was a moose off in the fields….Guess who I found way back off the road!

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Autumn 2014

Early October Front Range

More images from Autumn 2014. This set is primarily in the Deckers, Co area in and around Cheesman Lake. I had driven thru this area last year and noticed the fire damage. I was surprised to find that the Hayman Fire occurred in 2002! Twelve years previously. It does take nature a long time to recover from our impact.

Late September Exploring

This set, from late September includes a few from the Park County side of Boreas Pass (first 2) and then various images from Guanella Pass. On this particular day I headed up from the Georgetown side.  NOTE: From the slid show view of any image you can scroll below to click and see a full size image. For some reason, better color is gown in the full size than the slide show.