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Old 12-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #18
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Colorado...not just a winter wonderland.

We were in Nebraska, but only for 3 hours.


welcome to Nebraska by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Welcome to Colorful Colorado! We had so much scenic driving here. Each road seemed better than the last.


welcome to colorado by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

We headed out down a dreaded interstate 25 in super windy conditions, but luckily we headed west on 34 thru Rocky Mountain National Park. The Bighorn pass is incredibly stunning high mountain route.


sara at Bighorn pass chipmonk by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


sara and dan at Bighorn pass by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


dan at bighorn summit by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The town of Granby is super cute and the food at the local bar is very good.


trailriders in Granby CO by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

It was then west on the 40 to go south on the 9 thru Silverthorne, Breckenridge, and Fairplay. Then we rode on down the 285 south to Beuna Vista and east on the 50 to Montrose. This is where they have one of the original Mc Donalds with only 1 golden arch. We stayed at the KOA and had a great evening with the RV’ers Ula and Karl (Thanks for the beer and snacks). It was all good until the automatic sprinklers turned on FULL force for 45 min at 3 am. Our tent is waterproof, but not if the sprinkler head is shooting up under the fly.


one arch McDonalds Montrose CO by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


sara and wine with Karl and Ula by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The Black Rock National Park here is beautiful and there is a VERY steep VERY windy 5 -mile paved road from the rim to the bottom of the canyon.



black rock canyon map by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


black rock canyon 1 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


black rock canyon sara and dan by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


black rock canyon 9 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Dan at blackrock by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


We had heard about the scenic drive to telluride so we jumped at the chance to change up the route to Moab. At the end of Telluride town there is a steep and windy gravel route up to the falls and the old lodge. Utah here we come!


Telluride falls 1 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


telluride falls by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


falls by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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