Black and white with selective coloring Colorado western scenic landscape of a ranch in the high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with red barns. This was o the drive up Wolf Creek pass from Alamosa. So many cool view live traveling back in time the way the old west was then. Nice to see landscape not developed to the max.
Wolf Creek Pass, elevation. 10,857 ft. is a high mountain pass on the Continental Divide, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. It is the route through which U.S. Highway 160 passes from the San Luis Valley into southwest Colorado on its way to New Mexico and Arizona through four corners. . The pass is significantly steep on either side (6.8% maximum grade) and can be dangerous in winter.
The pass is also home to Wolf Creek ski area located on the eastern side of the Continental Divide on Highway 160. Also on the eastern side is one of the largest RV parks in the United States, located just a few miles west of South Fork, Colorado.
Wolf Creek Pass is also an attraction for tourists, as it is known for the natural beauty of the wilderness the highway passes through. Just west of the pass, about 15 miles east of Pagosa, Springs, Treasure Falls offers passers by a dramatic view of a mountain waterfall
Wolf Creek Pass was made famous in 1975 by Country music artist C. W. McCall’s humorous spoken word song of the same name, in which the pass is fondly described as “37 miles o’ hell — which is up on the Great Divide.” In the song, two truckers drive an out-of-control 1948 Peterbilt down U.S. Highway 160 to Pagosa Springs—a 5,000-foot (1,500 m) drop in elevation.
(“Wolf Creek Pass” written by Bill Fries and Chip Davis, sung by C.W. McCall)
I looked at Earl and his eyes was wide
His lip was curled, and his leg was fried.
And his hand was froze to the wheel like a tongue to a sled in the middle of a blizzard.
I says, “Earl, I’m not the type to complain
But the time has come for me to explain
That if you don’t apply some brake real soon, they’re gonna have to pick us up with a stick and a spoon…”
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Classic vintage retro neon sign Motel – Bar – HBO – No Vacancy. Everything you need but a room. Love these old signs.
Dreaming of warmer times during this deep freeze in Colorado and across the country. The sunshine always makes a difference. Here is a shot from our Arizona trip in North Scottsdale at my Moms. View out the door. Read the rest of this entry
A beautiful scenic paradise view out our front door from our Thanksgiving travel to Scottsdale Arizona. This is a view into Paradise Valley with silhouetted palm trees and a beautiful colorful sunset sky.
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Crested Butte Autumn Landscape Panorama view. Elevation: 8,885 ft . Crested Butte is located in Southwest Colorado, 28 miles north of the City of Gunnison. Crested Butte is the eighth largest historic district in the state of Colorado. This is a very cool ski town. Back in the day was known for being the telemark skiing mecca. Colorado at it’s best.
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A beautiful drive in the back country of the Colorado high country scenic autumn fall golden foliage in the Rocky Mountains near Independence Pass that goes over to Aspen. Read the rest of this entry
A scenic autumn landscape in the high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with colors of autumn aspen trees and majestic snow dusted mountain peaks. Twin Lakes area, Lake County, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry
Colorado Rocky Mountain Autumn Independence Pass Panorama. The time of year that mother nature shows her colors a beautiful scenic landscape view of the snowcapped Colorado Rocky Mountains in full autumn golden colorful fall foliage. Rocky Mountains Independence Pass autumn scenic landscape early October view. Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States. It is at elevation 12,095 ft (3,687 m) on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border between Pitkin and Lake counties. Read the rest of this entry
Fantastic autumn day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains back-country with views of snowcapped Rocky Mountains Independence Pass fall foliage scenic landscape early October view. Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States. It is at elevation 12,095 ft (3,687 m) on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border between Pitkin and Lake counties.
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Scenic landscape view of Colorful Crested Butte Colorado area. This has to be one of my most favorite places in Colorado and a town I always thought I would end up living in.
Crested Butte is a Home Rule Municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. A former coal mining town now called “the last great Colorado ski town, Crested Butte is a destination for skiing, mountain biking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. The population was 1,487 at the 2010 census . Read the rest of this entry