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Paradox Valley, Colorado - Montrose County

Paradox Valley, CO

In February 2009, I snapped this photo as I traveled to Arches National Park. The highway is Colorado State Highway 90 - one of those very lonely highways in the "middle of nowhere" in the Mountain West. Absolutely no vehicles were in the area, and even I stopped in the lane to capture this photo.

This very isolated region is known as Paradox Valley, a valley bordered by rocky buttes on the north and south in southwest Colorado. Naturita, CO and Bedrock, CO are the nearest towns in this area in western Montrose County. Those snow-covered mountains are the La Sal Mountains (located in Utah), with the highest peak in that range is Mt. Peale, altitude 12,721 feet.

You gotta love lonely highways like these! It reminds me of so many lonely highways I bicycled through in New Mexico last year.

Photos and pages from southwest 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.

All the best, Steve :)

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