are a little misleading. You leave a valley and enter into a mountain range via a canyon, but then you climb, and eventually clear a pass, and then descend out into the next valley via another canyon. So Knox canyon road crested almost to 7000ft, and there was snow:
Pretty nice views for the bottom of a canyon.
We exited the range via Big canyon road,
and so far, it was all pretty easy riding. But there's the next valley, and the next range way in the distance.