Million Dollar Highway

If you ever get to drive the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Durango, make sure it’s in the first week of October. Entire mountainsides were changing colors, in waves.

People always say the highway is dangerous. Just take your time and pay attention, and you’ll be fine. Continue reading “Million Dollar Highway”

Curecanti National Recreation Area

We stopped at Curecanti NRA on our way from Rincon Campground to Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We were going to camp at Curecanti the first night, but we took our time enjoying the fall colors, which cost us a day.

Curecanti is legally a series of three lakes, which look like they’re just a really fat part of the Gunnison River. They became lakes due to dams being built, as is so often the case. Continue reading “Curecanti National Recreation Area”

Highway 50 for the Fall Colors

In Early October we took a long trip. The first touristy segment was along Highway 50. It was during the changing of the colors; truly the best time to drive through the mountains. Right as the trees start to turn, and right before the snow starts falling.

There isn’t much to see before you get to Cañon City, except the mountains off in the distance; so our first stop was the Royal Gorge. We then camped at Rincon Campground that night. Continue reading “Highway 50 for the Fall Colors”