15 APRIL: COLORADO RIVER ROAD AND PEAK TO PEAK HIGHWAY

I spent the night in Glenwood Springs, CO – last resting place of John “Doc” Holliday.  I woke to snow that seemed to clear bit by 9AM.  I drove the Colorado River Road (County Road 301 to CO131) as recommended in John Fielder’s Best of Colorado.  This road leaves I-70 at Dotsero and roughly parallels the Colorado River for approx 50 miles through State Bridge and intersects again with I-70 at Wolcott.  The road, mostly well-maintained dirt and easily traveled by passenger car, passes through some beautiful country.  You’ll see something different around each turn and over each hill – the 50 mile trip could take all day to account for all the photo stops.

Along Colorado River Road. Nikon D300 DLSR, Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer, Hand Held. ©Chuck Lockett Photography

Later, you may run into this same group of Big Horn Sheep.

Big Horn along Colorado River Road. Nikon D300 DLSR, Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer, Hand Held. ©Chuck Lockett Photography

After returning to I-70, I drove to Rocky Mountain NP over Vail Pass (10K plus) and via the Peak to Peak Highway…with some decent snow flurries.

View toward Rocky Mountain NP from Peak to Peak Highway. Nikon D300 DLSR, Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer, Hand Held. ©Chuck Lockett Photography

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