I’m continuing with photos from the set taken along Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, a 24-mile stretch of bumpy dirt road running from the small town of Grant on U.S. 285 to Georgetown off I-70.  At an elevation reaching 11,669-feet, the pass takes you between Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt, two of Colorado’s Fourteeners (peaks that climb to 14,000 feet).

This is a shot taken about half of the way up the pass, looking east and south:

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Again, the sudden silence of the area struck me along with the clear sky and warm weather (approx 55 degrees).  Soon after this shot, I really started to climb sharply and the temp dropped to 40 and the road became a bumpy half-frozen, melty mess forcing me to turn back.  Felt like Gandalf trying to cross below Caradhras.  If, you know, he had a jeep…



  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted April 6, 2012 9:01 am

    Gah, I need to visit Colorado.

    Thanks for the picture, Patrick. 🙂

    • Patrick Hester Posted April 6, 2012 6:53 pm

      Yep. You should visit, but I warn you – most people end up staying 🙂


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