Photo Essay: Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway

(This long grey stretch of winter has me feeling cabin feverish and wanderlusty.  I don’t have any travel plans for the near future so I’m indulging in some adventure reminiscence.  All arm chair travelers are welcome!)

Last March, my husband and I spent some time in Colorado – Denver (for business) and Grand Lake (for pleasure).  While staying in Grand Lake, we decided to drive the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, which begins near the birthplace of the mighty Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park and ends at State Bridge where the river meets Rt. 131.  Although this scenic drive may not be as spectacular as some of the other Byways we experienced, I enjoyed it the most – for the remoteness, the variety of landscapes, and the abundance of wildlife. I’m sure the crisp, blue-sky, cusp of spring day helped to improve my opinion of it, too. This Byway exemplifies all the qualities that make Colorado uniquely gorgeous.

What do you think?

Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway

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{ View from Rt. 40 }

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{ Hot Sulphur Springs State Wildlife Area }

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{ Great place for a picnic.  Or fishing – we saw many fishermen here. }

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{ Outside of Kremmling on Grand County Rd. 1 (Trough Road) }

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{ Much of this Byway is gravel road }

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{ Gore Canyon }

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{ Large herds of mule deer were everywhere }

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{ More fishermen }

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{ One of the few vehicles we encountered on Trough Road }

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{ Heading back to Grand Lake on Rt. 40 }

Thanks for joining me.  I hope you enjoyed the tour!

 

4 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway

  1. I’ve never been to Colorado, but your pictures make me want to go! I love how you captured the brush in front with the winding blue river in the background — great depth of field! And those deer didn’t mind posing for pictures at all 🙂

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