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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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Bent's Old Fort

Bents Old Fort

(La Junta CO) Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was recreated using plans drawn by an army officer that spent time in the original fort, and from various diaries. It was stocked with trade goods and decor from the era creating an authentic ambiance. It was a major stop along the Mountain Route portion of […]

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