Rocky Mountains

Fall Colors in the Rocky Mountains

Fall Colors in the Rocky Mountains

We’ve spent time in many different places in the fall and admired the fall colors. People rave about the Sierras; especially the eastern Sierras during the fall season, and of course, you can’t compare New Hampshire and Vermont to anywhere in the world. But this year, we were in the Rockies, and while we were in Cortez visiting Meas Verde, we couldn’t help taking a bit of time out to venture up into the Rockies for a look at the aspens and other trees that were in full fall mode.

To get our fall colors on this day trip, we headed north out of Durango along Highway 550 through the San Juan National Forest, past Silverton, making our way around to Telluride. We made a loop out of the trip by returning to Cortez via Highway 145.

Our short day trip started in Cortex, Colorado. We went east to Durango, then turned north, up through Silverton and on to Telluride. From there, we headed back to Cortez via Highway 145—through the Uncompahgre National Forest—making a loop out of the whole day.

Here are some of the images we captured along the way:

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountains, in the beautiful state of Colorado have long been romanticized as the best and brightest example of the Rocky Mountains anywhere. When most people think of Colorado, or Denver, they most likely imagine vivid images of the pristine mountains with sunshine, snow, and blue skies. While Denver, Colorado , is indeed a nice place to live and visit, the image of the Rocky Mountains might be best served by a place that’s actually in the mountains. That place would, of course, be the Rocky Mountain National Park. Continue reading →

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Summer in the Rocky Mountains

It’s July 2nd, and we’re all set for a trip out west. On July 5th we’ll leave Orlando and begin our pilgrimage to Angel Fire, NM, where we’ll do some maintenance on our house. We’ll probably make this trip every year until the house sells. We’ve got our camping gear and our motorcycle with us so we’ll head north from New Mexico when we’re finished and do a couple of months worth of camping, hiking, and riding.

First, we’ll stop in and visit some friends in Longmont, Colorado. After Longmont, we’ll pay visits to Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton Lakes, and finally make our way back to Orlando, arriving in early September. We’ll make a stop in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park where we’ll do some hiking and Tennessee motorcycle riding.

Our goal of course is to collect more great images for our stock photography and write some good travel articles about those parks and forests. We’ll of course make posts here about our stops, and then put up full articles as we get them done.

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