7/8: Telluride to Lizard Head Pass, Colorado

“Safer at Home and the Colorado Great Outdoors 2020”

Always a free gondola from center of town up the mountain – spectacular!

Such a view without the hike! We loved doing something so different.

We had never seen so many aspens – let alone all golden together.

A bit of whimsy – it sure didn’t feel like jolly ole’ England.

Priest Lake and the splendid reflection.

Guess we better camp here and really appreciate the view!!!!

We day hike to nearby Trout Lake Trestle Bridge on the historic Rio Grande Southern Railroad route.

This was on the Galloping Goose Trail in recognition of these rail cars.

This is in Dolores by their train depot. It ran from Durango to Ridgeway.

Nearby is a water tower to replenish rail cars for steam locomotion.

We camped a few more nights at the top of Lizard Head Pass to appreciate the wilderness.

We hiked to the headwaters of the Dolores River, which joins the Gunnison, which joins the Colorado before heading to the Sea of Cotez.

One last fill of the unique Lizard Head mountain and cool fall air.

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