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My Central Colorado Road Trip
September 2013 - I spent a week visiting old friends and enjoying the mountains in Buena Vista and the Pikes Peak Region -- two areas I previously lived. On this page are extra images that didn't fit into new photo galleries. There's lots of Rocky Mountain scenery below. :)

La Plata Peak, Colorado
The stunning view of La Plata Peak (14,336') as I came down on the Lake County side of Independence Pass.

Photos and videos by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

Independence Pass, CO

Colorado Mountains


I left home in Fruita and was en route to Buena Vista.

My first images were taken on Independence Pass on the Continental Divide.

Twin Lakes, CO An evening shot of Twin Lakes.
Mt. Princeton

Mt. Princeton

Mt. Princeton

Buena Vista

I spent four days in Buena Vista. Because of my Mt. Princeton photo journal (, I kept taking pictures and pictures of the mountain. :)

Fall Colors Fall Foliage - It was early in the fall colors season, but I did get a few decent shots around St. Elmo.

Colorful autumn leaves ...
Cascade Falls Cascade Falls - A pretty spot in Chalk Creek Canyon.
1956 Cadillac 1956 Cadillac - A friend gave me a ride in his old Cadillac. :)

Extra videos I made around Buena Vista:
  • Morning Sky
  • Evening Sky
  • Arkansas River
  • Buena Vista, CO Main Street with Buena Vista's one traffic light in the distance.

    Are you aware that there's a Facebook page for the traffic light?

    Mount Yale, Colorado Mount Yale from Chaffee County Road 306.
    1991 Cadillac Hearse

    Riding in a Hearse

    I got a ride in a 1991 Cadillac Hearse.

    We went from Buena Vista to Leadille, dined at The Grill, and on the drive back, I sat in the back section. :)

    Colorado Mountain Photo

    Mountain scenery as we traveled from Buena Vista to Leadville.
    Friends Special thanks to Mike and Jo. What good friends. :)
    Buffalo Peaks, CO Traveling to Teller County, I snapped this photo of the Buffalo Peaks.
    Steve and Lisa

    Cripple Creek and Victor

    Lisa and I celebrated our Week 3 fantasy football victories in a bar in Cripple Creek.

    A beautiful view of Pikes Peak one morning.

    I made many videos in southern Teller County:

  • Victor Avenue
  • Crazy White-Haired Guy
  • Third Street in Victor #1
  • Third Street in Victor #2
  • Third Street in Victor #3
  • You Call Me a Bitch?
  • Palace Hotel in Cripple Creek
  • American Eagle Overlook #1
  • American Eagle Overlook #2
  • American Eagle Overlook #3
  • Driving in Victor

  • Steve Garufi and Doug Leavy

    Pikes Peak Colorado

    Woodland Park

    I stopped to see Doug Leavy at a coffee shop in Woodland Park. Notice the portrait of famed sculptor Scott Stearman behind us!

    A photo of the majestic north side of Pikes Peak.

    Panda Express Food

    Colorado Springs

    In Colorado Springs, I stayed with my best friend Ron.

    I ate and ate and ate at Panda Express. And I kept going to Dunkin Donuts to for their amazing coffee.

    Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods Biking in Garden of the Gods - I got a good workout with my road bike. There's my Trek 1.2 below Balanced Rock.
    Castle Rock, CO Hike To Castle Rock - My hike to the landmark in Castle Rock, Colorado.
    Siamese Twins, Colorado Siamese Twins - A unique rock structure in Garden of the Gods with a grand view of Pikes Peak and the mountains.
    My friend Shana got a picture with a guy playing the guitar in Manitou Springs.
    Black Forest Fire Scar A tour of the Black Forest Fire site.
    Dillon Reservoir, CO

    Heading Back Home

    I-70 Mountain Scenery - Photos of mountain scenery as I drove on Interstate 70.

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