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Cimarron, Colorado - Montrose County

Cimarron, CO

Cimarron, Colorado

April 16, 2009 - I snapped the photo above while pulled over on the westbound side of State Highway 50. It's a nice mountain view, isn't it? According to my map, Poverty Mesa and Sheep Knob consist of the peak and area behind it. Also, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a short distance north of town. The canyon that splits off at the major bend in the highway travels north and flows downhill to the Gunnison River.

Not much exists in this area known as Cimarron, Colorado in Montrose County. There is an abandoned gas station and motel on the westbound side. Farther east on Highway 50, there appears to be a lodge located near the border for Gunnison County and Montrose County. And yes, the Cimarron Mountains, consisting of behemouths Uncompaghre Peak (alt. 14,309 feet) and Wetterhorn Peak (alt. 14,017 feet) can be seen from this general area. It looks like a very pretty and isolated mountain area!

Photos and pages from this region of western Colorado: Telluride, Rico, Bridal Veil Falls, Red Mountain Pass, Ouray, Dallas Divide, Mt. Sneffels, Black Canyon of the Gunnison N.P., Four Corners Marker, Desert Photos near Delta, CO, Taco Time, Paradox Valley, Western Slope Snow and Arches National Park (Utah).

All the best, Steve :)

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