The first is Boreas Pass, near Breckenridge. This is a popular mountain bike trail. I wanted to take a look because the pictures I saw of it showed the road lined in my all-time favorite trees, Aspens. The picture I saw was taken in fall, when the Aspens were in their full glory. I could get lost in a ride like that. The Aspen leaves in fall are a bright, vibrant golden yellow. They haven't started to change yet, but that didn't matter. The surrounding area was still drop-dead gorgeous.
Reminds me of the water tank in the show "Petticoat Junction". Remember that show?
The white trees stumps look like gravestones. I'm guessing they are the remnants of 'Pine Beetle Kill'.
Small town of Como. It looks deserted, almost.
A barn near the town of Fairplay...we stopped in Fairplay at a BBQ Restaurant for lunch and on their menu was Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches and sweet tea. Small world!
The second drive was through an even smaller town called Montezuma, near Keystone. The town only had dirt roads and as you drove through, it led to a popular dune buggy, dirt bike, off-road vehicle trail. We drove up this trail for a few miles until we got to a point where it was too rocky and steep for my liking. We were thinking about hiking the rest of the way up the mountain to see an old gold mine shack....I saw a picture of it online and was just about to die to go see it. However, from the information we could gather, we would have had to hike another 6-10 miles to get to it. I was in no frame of mind for that. So, we came back down and decided to make a plan to go....somehow....the next time we come out to Colorado.
This little town made their own road signs.
"The Town of Montezuma is a Statutory Town located in eastern Summit County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 65 at 2010 United States Census. The town is a former mining camp that sits at an elevation of 10,200 feet, just west of the Continental Divide, nestled among mountains that reach an elevation of 12,000-13,000 feet around it. It is situated in the upper valley of the Snake River above the resort town of Keystone in the Rocky Mountains."
(Information from Wikipedia)
This old home is for sale. Cliff and I thought we would buy and renovate it, if the price were right.
Yeah, right.....it costs over $200,000. HaHa!
I'm starting to catch up on my posts, now. You will want to check back in a couple of days for a heck of a hike...for me, anyway.