Colorado is home to many destination vacation sites, but we enjoyed the beautiful views on roads less traveled. Leaving Baggs, Wyoming, the route 789 turned on 13 when we crossed the Colorado state line. We were enroute to Craig, Colorado, when the “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” sign appeared on the horizon.
|"Welcome to Colorful Colorado"|
We crossed the continental divide several times since leaving South Dakota. We rounded many curves through splendid scenery with tall mountains towering above us. Lakes followed along the roadside. In between, there were peaceful valleys with winding trails.
Farm country appeared. As we drove, I even captured a photo of a log barn with a metal roof. Rolled bales of hay lay in some of the fields. Some had cattle in the field and a corral close by.
|Log barn photo I took as we quickly passed by|
From there we continued on Interstate 70. The farther we traveled, the bigger the mountains. There were so many photo opportunities with the mountain scenery, the Colorado River, etc, it was an awesome drive.
One exit had a golf course attraction. We went through twin tunnels, and passed the Powderhorn Ski area exit. We were headed toward Grand Junction, but seven miles before Grand Junction we turned on 50 toward Delta. We took 50 to Montrose, where we could see the Rocky Mountains in the distance with snow on top of parts of them.
|Rocky Mountains with snow on some of its peaks|
|Bridge we are about to cross|
Next post will be the mountain drive from Montrose to Gunnison and our stay at Blue Mesa Ranch.
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