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Gore Mountains Sunset
This photo by Ed Ogle, called "Watching the Sunset" was taken by in a very remote location in the Gore Range North of Copper Mountain and West of Frisco.
Pinus Flexilis on Grassy Top
This photo of Pinus flexilis by William Bowman was taken at Grassy Top, a Boulder County Open Space preserve just south of Ward.
Upper East Inlet Creek
Marlene Borman took this photo of Upper East Inlet Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park. East Inlet Creek is a good place to catch small brook trout and the trail accesses some nice lakes.
Frasera speciosa on West Maroon Trail
Loraine Yeatts took this photo, called"Frasera speciosa Meadow", on the West Maroon Trail, that starts 0.6mi. west of Scofield Pass and goes to Harley Pass. This is a very popular 20.4 mile (out and back) trail in Eagle County.
Cottonwoods on the South Platte River
This photo of Cottonwoods on the S. Platte River in winter was taken by Skot Laytona somewhere along the South Platte River. The headwaters of the South Platte originate in South Park in Park County between Fairplay and Hartsel and flows down the Front Range and across the eastern plains to Nebraska and from there to the Missouri River, a total length of 439 miles. Photo by Skot Latona.
Trail 403 & Gothic Peak
This photo of Saxifraga austromontana was taken by Tom Zeiner on Trail 403 near Crested butte. The mountain in the background is Gothic Peak a 12,631-foot mountain in the Gunnison National Forest in the Elk Mountains in Gunnison County. Trail 403 is a well known and used wildflower hike which is a moderately difficult 7.5 mile hike.
Mt. Cimarrona, Hinsdale County
This photo by Carol McGowan is of Mt Cimarrona in the San Juan Mountains, in Hinsdale County. Mt. Cimarrona is 12,577'. There is a campground with 21 sites on Forest Road 640. Cimarrona Trail is an 8 mile trail that climbs the Peak.
Last Dollar Road
Bruce Tohill took this photo of Silvery Lupine along Last Dollar Road. This bumpy dirt road runs from Telluride to Ridgeway through some gorgeous vistas of flowers and mountains. It takes 2-3 hours to drive and does not require a 4-wheel drive vehicle, but it is a challenging road best avoided after rain. It was used as a mining supply road in the 1800s.
Ice Lake, San Juan National Forest
Sue McGowan took this photo of Ice Lake, which is located in the San Juan National Forest near Silverton Colorado. The trail to the lake is 8.2 miles long and goes through two lake basins filled with wildflowers and past numerous waterfalls with beautiful peaks in the background.
Castilleja at Jones Pass Sunset
Bruce Tohill took this photo of Castilleja at Jones Pass in Clear Creek County. Jones Pass is a 12,454 pass located beyond Empire. Jones Pass Road begins just before the first big curve at the bottom of Berthoud Pass west of Empire. It is 7.5 mile out and back drive on a dirt road that is maintained by the Arapaho National Forest. There are excellent wildflowers, remnants of Colorado mining history and gorgous alpine views. Fine for 2-drive cars with good clearance.