Over the years, I've driven past Blue Mesa Reservoir on U.S. Highway 50 many times,
and, I must confess that I don't think I've ever stopped.
All of my photos of this scenic body of water were taken as I was driving.
I guess I'm usually in a rush to someplace else like Montrose,
Telluride or some spot in the
San Juan Mountains.
Having said that, Blue Mesa Reservoir deserves recognition.
Above is a photo taken in May 2012, and below are photos from May 2006.
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May 2006 - I made the long trip from
Telluride back to
Buena Vista, when
I decided to pull out the camera at Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County.
Every single one of these photos
was taken while I was driving eastbound on Highway 50. I was itching to get
A very interesting geological rock structure behind the lake!
I really like the compositon of this photo with the bridge
across the middle of the reservoir.
I zoomed in on a boat! :) Blue Mesa Reservoir is quite popular
for boating and fishing, and is located west of the town of Gunnison. Not far downstream
from the reservoir, the Gunnison River flows into the
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.