Engineer Pass Rd, Henson Creek

Henson Creek

(nr Lake City CO) Drove up the Engineer Pass Rd along Henson Creek in order to find a camp. With the cliffs in the canyon, and the roaring creek, the scenery was marvelous. Stopped several times to take photos. There was an old mine that gave tours into the mineshaft; not for me. A few […]

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The Gate, CO-149

The Gate

(nr Gateview CO) The Gate was the name of a gap on the trail leading into the San Juan Mountains from the north. At that point, the road was close to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The large rock formation and tall cliff marked the spot for earlier travelers. Now, there is a […]

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Colorado Natl Monument

Colorado Monument

(Fruita to Grand Junction CO) A place I wanted to visit, for a long time, was the Colorado National Monument. The Visitor Center explained the terrain, the geology, how the road was built, and the features of the park. The drive in was a rather steep incline with several switchbacks, rising over 2,000 feet above […]

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