Stunning Colorado . . .
Oh my, what a trip . . . Over mountains and streams, through snow and colorful yellow Aspens, around bends and down into dark valleys we drove through the day stopping to catch glimpses of unimaginable beauty. So many photos taken that I can't decide what to add to this blog.
|Starting up thru the mountains|
|Me on the side of the road acting like a photographer|
|One of the tunnels we went thru|
|A very steep dropoff|
We met some nice folks along the trek, each one oohing and aahing over the scenery. As beautiful as NC is, I think Colorado has it beat. After leaving Silverton we went thru Ouray, an old town with steaming hot springs.
Road to Moab . . .
Then we had to make it over the next mountain range into Utah. Now that was an experience in itself. The road started out as a nice 2-lane road but as we went further up the mountain it turned into a very narrow 1.5 lane road of very loose paved gravel with warning signs for motorcycles. The pictures below do not do that trek justice as I was too scared and holding on for dear life up that mountain to try taking pics. So sorry, I'll just leave this to your imagination.
|The mtns yet to cross from Ouray to Moab|
|Scene below the last mountain to cross and some of the mountain road we navigated.|