South Platte River

(Lake George CO)
While camped at Blue Mountain, I hiked a trail from the campground that took me higher up into some massive boulders. I was impressed by their grandeur, textures and shapes.

Blue Mtn, S Platte River

South Platte River

I climbed in and around them taking photos from differing angles. One had to be careful, because directly behind them was a sheer drop off. They were poised on the edge of a cliff that was hundreds of feet high.

South Platte River Canyon

Canyon with South Platte River

Blue Mtn Rock Formation

Rock Piles

At a couple of places, I could see the South Platte River flowing in the canyon below. Getting a good shot was rather difficult though. Still, it was an interesting viewpoint.

S Platte Rock View

Rock Formation with Tree

Mountains & South Platte River

Mountains with South Platte River

The trail was not too difficult, and just long enough to exercise my legs. Finding rock formations and the river vista made it well worth the effort.

Camp: Pike NF-Blue Mountain CG drycamp
Scene: River, boulders, canyon

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7 Responses to South Platte River

  1. Bud burke August 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Nice photos. Looks like an interesting place.

    • Pleinguy August 3, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

      The campground was nothing special. But, the hike was nice.

  2. Terri Reed August 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    Nice photos! and I see you’re at the perfect altitude to sleep comfy at night 🙂

    • Pleinguy August 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      Thanks on the photos. I’m no longer in Colorado; but, it was perfect while I was camping there.

  3. Bradford Harris August 4, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    What a beautiful area! There is a place similar to that first picture right here in Iowa. It’s a canyon / river type thing – worth the hike. It also has steep drop off. Thankfully they are marked in most cases. 🙂

    Take care – keep the cool pics coming! — VT

  4. Martha August 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    I would love to hike like that now, but rocks and boulders are no longer my friends!

    • Pleinguy August 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

      Certainly understand what you are saying. However, it wasn’t too difficult. Rock scramtbling wasn’t really required.

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