Sunday, October 11, 2015

Colorado and Utah . . .

Colorado Landscape

Rifle, Colorado . . .
Driving thru Colorado Springs, Denver  we didn't spend any time here. We can save this for another adventure. Instead we headed out onto I-70 toward Rifle, CO.
One of Colorado's many mining towns

We spent some time outside of Rifle at a nice KOA campground. Very reasonable for a KOA.
KOA Campground outside of Rifle, CO

River from our campground

The next morning we went into Rifle to eat at the world famous Shooters Grill. We had planned to stop here ever since we heard about the place. And yes, all the wait staff were open carrying their guns. Strolled around the little town and made a stop at a pawn shop where Guy drooled over a $12,000 rifle.
Shooters Grill

Wait staff brandishing guns

$12,000 gun we were eyeing in the pawn shop across the street
Colorado into Utah . . .
Traveling over the high mountain range into Utah, we stopped at a scenic overlook and stretched our legs and let Sweet Pea out for a bit. Beautiful scenery from this overlook. Pictured below are Eagle Canyon, pathway on the rim and a beautiful old twisted tree.
I-70 and a very steep mountain to climb
Large monolith

Temple Mtn / Eagle Canyon

Eagle Canyon

What a beautiful country we live in. I'm so blessed to be able to travel and see these wondrous sites.

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