In June of 2003, soon after I bought my Ural Patrol sidecar rig I took a five day trip making a loop from home (Near Denver) down through the southwestern corner of Colorado. After that I dipped down into northern New Mexico, then went wist into Arizona, then back up north through Utah and up into southwestern Wyoming, then on back home.
Here are a few photos from the ride.
This is a view on the west side of Boreas Pass on Boreas Pass Road looking down into Breckenridge, Colorado. In the background, one can see some of the ski runs of the Breckenridge Ski are:
At the summit of Hoosier Pass just south of Breckenridge:
Here is a view looking east from the summit of Cottonwood Pass (12,126'). Still a good amount of snow around at the end of June:
Along U.S. 50 passing Morrow Point Reservoir in Curecanti National Recreation area:
Red Mountain Pass on the "Million Dollar Highway" between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado:
The "Million Dollar Highway" gets its name as a reference to the huge quantities of gold mined in the area through which it passes. Gold mines are still active in this area today.
Looking down onto Silverton, Colorado from U.S. 550, "The Million Dollar Highway":
Nearing Ship Rock in New Mexico:
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah:
Queuing for the ferry to take me across Lake Powell from Halls Landing to Bullfrog:
On the ferry:
Overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area which straddles the Utah and Wyoming borders:
Lastly, surprising a bull elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: