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Dinosaur National Monument
Posted: May 28, 2022

Rick Schuessler and I spent several hours touring the Dinosaur National Monument on the way out to Driggs.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Posted: May 27, 2022
We stopped at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado on the way out to Driggs.
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Posted: September 13, 2019
Rick Scheussler and I drove back through Rocky Mountain National Park on the way back to St. Louis.

We spent most of one day driving from the west entrance near Grand Lake to the east entrance near Estes Park. We did not do any hikes on any of the many trails leading into the backcountry. There were NO clouds and thus the photos presented here aren't very good in my opinion.

Short of going into the backcountry, I don't think Rocky Mountain National Park presents much in the way of nice photographic opportunities. Its vistas are much TOO VAST to ever be captured in a single photo composition. Individual peaks are not in and of themselves very photogenic either.

Color me spoiled by the Tetons! 
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Colorado National Monument
Posted: September 04, 2018
I suggested that the Jim Scharff family take this route on their way from their place in Granby Colorado on their way to Moab Utah.

As I had never been there either, Rick Schuessler and I decided to drive this loop as sundown approached. This is not a road for the faint of heart as it is very scenic as well as windy with huge drop offs... hard to concentrate on both at the same time. If we were to do this road again, we decided that it would feel safer driving it in a west to east direction.
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Colorado Highway 550
Posted: September 04, 2015
It had been quite a few years since I had driven this road which runs from Durango Colorado to Grand Junction Colorado. Along the way we stopped in Silverton for lunch. The road also passes through Ouray Colorado.

For those who do not know, there is a narrow gauge, steam powered railroad that runs from Durango to Silverton and back. Silverton is a very picturesque little town.

To my recollection, this drive used to be referred to as "The Million Dollar Highway" although we saw no such signage to confirm this.
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Grerat Sand Dunes National Park
Posted: May 24, 2018
We had not planed to visit this National Park but since it was only 17 miles off the road we were traveling, why not?
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