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Jura Knob, San Juan Mountains, San Juan County
Jura Knob is located near Coal Bank Pass on Route 550 in the San Juan Mountains. It is 14 miles south of Silverton and 35 miles north of Durango. Its elevation is 12,614 feet. Photo by John Bregar.
The Dillon Pinnacles, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison County
The Dillon Pinnacles, which tower above Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County were formed by volcanic eruptions into brecca rock towering spires, rising to 7,800 feet. Photo by Mo Ewing
Summit Lake, Mt. Evans, Clear Creek County
Summit lake is a tarn (alpine lake), located 12,836 feet in a glacial cirque on the north face of Mt. Evans (14,271 ft. elevation). Part of the Pike and Arapaho National forest, it was incorporated into the Denver Mountain Parks System in 1924 and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1965. Photo by Dina Baker
Fletcher Mountain, Tenmile Range, Summit County
This photo was taken by Tom Lebsack from below Fletcher Mountain (13,908') near the end of the McCullough Gulch Trail. McCullough Gulch Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located south of Breckenridge that features wildflowers, a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.
Ophir Pass, San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County
Ophir Pass is located in the San Juan Mountains standing at 11,789 feet. It’s reached from the town of Ophir, about 13 miles south of Telluride, or from the east in Silverton. The town and the pass bear the name of a biblical mine which brought gold to King Solomon. It was originally a toll road opened in 1881, but was replaced by the railroad which went over nearby Lizard Pass. Photo by Carol McGowan
Maroon Bells, Elk Range, Pitkin & Gunnison Counties
The Maroon Bells was one of the first wilderness areas designated in the original Wilderness Act of 1964. Encompassing 181,117 acres, the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness area spans parts of the White River and Gunnison National Forest. It has 38 named mountains, six of which are "fourteeners".
East Lost Creek, Lost Creek Wilderness, Park and Jefferson Counties
East Lost Park lies south of Bailey in Park and Jefferson Counties. It is situated in the Lost Creek Wilderness Area, encompassing 16,798 acres and was designated a wilderness area in 1966. The stream, Lost Creek disappears underground and reappears on the surface at least nine times. Photo by Mo Ewing
Butler Gulch, Jones Pass, Clear Creek County
Butler Gulch is an alpine area accessed from Butler Gulch Trail off Jones Pass, near Empire in the Arapaho National Forest. It is in Clear Creek county. Photo by Mo Ewing
Lost Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Lost Lake is located is located off Laramie River Road in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County. Photo by Laurie Paulik.
Trail to Judd Falls, West Elk Mountains, Crested Butte
Trail to Judd Falls, Gothic, Colorado, West Elk Mountains, Gunnison County. Gothic was once home to a thriving silver mine that operated from 1879 to 1896. The town once had almost 1,000 residents but was mostly abandoned leaving 200 buildings. in 1928 after being declared a ghost town the land was purchased by Dr. John Johnson and converted into the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which specializes in botanical and ecological research to this day.