I have not looked up the definition of Greater Denver, so some of this might be a stretch, but these are the best shots I took during my week of setting up Denver as my home base on my drive across the country in the spring of 2013.
Famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado
Road down the mountain in Loveland, Colorado
West Pine Creek Road, Sedalia, Coloroado
Check out the burnt trees on the hill in the back – also in Sedalia, Colorado
Wooden train car rotting away in Victor, Colorado
More in Victor, Colorado
City Park in Denver
From Sedona, Arizona it took me 2 driving days to get to Denver, stopping a night in Durango, Colorado. Lots of peaks and valleys, literally and figuratively!
4 Corners Monument – where Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado meet
A bit northeast of 4 Corners on Ute land.
Yep, a fence in Colorado. There’s many of them.
Beautiful scene heading out of Durango
Pagosa Springs, Colorado – great day for a drive
My second year in a row photographing this abandoned school in front of Mount Princeton – not much has changed!
Took a quick pass through Breckenridge Colorado – amazing how the ski resort was integrated into the town
This post could almost as easily be called Rural Colorado, like my last one. I left Denver for the day to head south to visit some friends in Manitou Springs, before heading back to Denver to spend another night with my cousin and her family, and I was amazed at how quickly it became rural again. On the way back to Denver I intentionally took an out of the way route as well.
Greenland Ranch in Douglas, Colorado
High school football field seen on my hike in Manitou Springs - I loved the setting and the style of the field
Not much doing around Sedalia, Colorado
Cool old gas pump around Conifer, Colorado
Jenny enjoying a beautiful evening in Denver
The drive from Montrose, Colorado to Denver is one that I’ve basically done before, but last time it was pretty overcast, and I even saw some snow. This time the weather was beautiful, and I really had time to take in the sights. A lot of the buildings were no longer in use, and there did not seem to be a whole lot of activity, but the natural beauty was pretty stunning!
If you look closely you can see a fisherman braving the cold near the Black Canyon
Not much going on in Cimarron - this abandoned motel on route 50 looked interesting though
Next to the motel was an abandoned gas station with tons (literally) of vehicles
Beautiful drive along the river in the Gunnison National Forest
The Madonna Mine, just east of Monarch Pass, at over 10,000 feet in elevation
Closed down school house in front of Mount Princeton
3 days into my trip from the Los Angeles area to upstate New York, I have come across many interesting sights, and am adjusting pretty well to life on the road.
Pile of stuff in the collection at the Bottle Tree Ranch on Historic Route 66 in California
Elmer Young, creator of the Bottle Tree Ranch
Oldest active Mormon Temple, in St George, Utah
Abandoned ranch along Highway 89 in Plute, Utah
Colorado State Highway 90
Old Chevy truck at a farm in Colorado, owned by a nice guy named Chad
I spent six days in the Colorado Plateau region. It’s easy to think of it just as red rock, but there’s a pretty vast array of things to see and do in the area. The weather wasn’t optimal, with a lot of overcast or rainy days, but I was able to capture some good shots, and as always, I quite enjoyed it.
Water runs off of Weeping Rock, above my head, at Zion National Park.
View near Gemini Bridges...8 miles off the highway on the world famous Moab Jeep trails.
Detailed view of how rivers carved the red rock walls in the area
Aspen groves line the roads near Boulder, Utah
Bedrock, Colorado - things like this are the reason I avoid interstates.