Colorado Road Trip Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Independence Pass, Twin Lakes, Buena Vista
Everybody needs to do a Colorado road trip now and then ... June 9-10, 2013 - It was short, but I made a 24-hour visit to
Buena Vista. On this page are my photos from Aspen through Buena Vista.
If you're considering a scenic drive, you can't beat the route from
Glenwood Springs that heads through
Aspen, Independence Pass, Twin Lakes and Buena Vista. Happy travels!
Snow equals happiness! That's me standing in snow at
Independence Pass on the Continental Divide.
Photos and commentary by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado.
As I drove through Twin Lakes, I snapped a photo of the lakes through the passenger window.
Buena Vista, Colorado.
I lived in this town for seven years (2005-2012).
I snapped two photos of the town's traffic light, which has a Facebook page! Have you joined?
The beautiful view of
Mount Princeton as I drove west on Chaffee County Road 306.
Sheep Mountain to the right.
Friends and I ordered the Godzilla pizza at Pizza Works in Buena Vista. :)
I enjoyed a Sunday drive in a
1959 Cadillac (top),
but the highlight was congratulating Mike on his newly-acquired
1969 Lincoln Continental. :)
A video of that beautiful old Cadillac ...
The next day, as I was returning west, I stopped north
Granite to photograph the Arkansas River.
I was particularly mindful of
my friends in Fort Smith and Little Rock, Arkansas,
who brought me to the river's edge last month. The river is a modest trickle up this way.
Three photos as I traveled toward Independence Pass.
In the third photo, that's Mount Champion, a 13er.
By the way, I traveled to Buena Vista to move furniture into my new office for
Cairn Counseling in Grand Junction. Special thanks to Mike and Jo who
joined me and hauled my stuff in their truck.
Below's a simple video as I drove to the pass. Sorry for the loud wind noise ...
Ice and snow linger on a tundra pool across the road from the Independence Pass sign.
Coming down on the Pitkin County side of Independence Pass, the mountain scenery is grand.
My photos and hikes in this region:
Bicycle Independence Pass
La Plata Peak Hike
Fall Foliage at Twin Lakes
Mountain photo taken near the
Independence Ghost Town.
At a red light in Aspen.
Mount Sopris, a 13er that's south of Carbondale.
My final photo: A mountain as I drove west of Interstate 70. I believe I was near Silt, Colorado.
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