Theme: View from Above - Mountain Pass

by Marsha March. 10, 2010 5911 views

Ute Pass is a mountain pass between Colorado Springs and Divide, Colorado. A four-lane highway winds through the pass now, but hundreds of years ago it was a well-traveled trail used by the Native American Ute tribe. High above the highway, a path called Waldo Canyon Trail has been carved out of the mountainside. Come along with Riley and me on this trail and we'll look down and see the sights below!

Do you see the huge wire mesh “blanket” covering the cliff wall on the left? It's meant to keep large rocks from falling onto the highway.

Looking southeast towards Colorado Springs and the plains beyond.

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Storytaylor 9 years, 6 months ago

incredible views.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jendayee 9 years, 6 months ago

Truly wonderful views and shots !

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Miclaud 9 years, 6 months ago

#4 is special to me...;

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Riyaz 9 years, 6 months ago

This is a Fabulous set! great shots !

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 9 years, 6 months ago

Magnificent mountains you have, great photos!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Alicew 9 years, 6 months ago

Amazing set! #2 takes my breath away!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 9 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Juliacrowe 9 years, 6 months ago

The colored ones look like paintings!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Borgo | Allegri 9 years, 6 months ago

incredible perspective, i love that each set recently is so unique from the others. colorado roads ! just incredible.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 9 years, 6 months ago

Awesome shots!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 9 years, 6 months ago

#5 is an amazing!! I like it so much:)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 9 years, 6 months ago

great set!!!!!!!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paul 9 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic!!!! The hike must have taken all day!! Well worth it though...great shot and fantastic views!!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 9 years, 6 months ago

cool! were u that high?! i am reminded of the road climbing which i have to take to reach my native village

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nikoleta Mladenova 9 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful post!!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ines 9 years, 6 months ago

fantastic set for the theme!!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 9 years, 6 months ago

Great views from the path. #5 is really cool

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sami 9 years, 6 months ago

great and grandios set..5 to my fav

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 9 years, 6 months ago

Perfect set for the theme. No.5 is wonderful - love the bendy roads!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Michaå‚ 9 years, 6 months ago

Looks splendid, especially #2 and #5. And #1 of course! ;)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 9 years, 6 months ago

Really beautiful set.!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gonia 9 years, 6 months ago

it is great place. your BW is the best. it is a pity there is such road with cars instead of small road with cowboys and Indians on horses.let's imagine Marsha.Still America suprised me on your pictures and Sara.great, splendid country.? This time I try to be the last - I can write more private .

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sara G 9 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful shots as usual! Love #6 showing the mountain pass and plains in the distance..great b/w with all those curves in #5 :-)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sachiko 9 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic views!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kamila 9 years, 6 months ago

BEAUTIFUL ! ! ! You live in the most amazing place...

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 9 years, 6 months ago

My heart goes for the 5th! The curves are fantastic.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nancy 9 years, 6 months ago

Great set for the theme!! Did Riley take the shot in #1 hehe....Spectacular captures, love them all:-)))

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lynn 9 years, 6 months ago

BREATHTAKING!!! Now I know why you needed to buy Merrell's for this terrain!!! It's simply AWE-INSPIRING...great work Marsha :))

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jannie 9 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful set Marsha. The red rocks in #4 are awesome!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 9 years, 6 months ago

Great set, Awesome shots !! cd

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 6 months ago

Nice post !

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kelly Lamaster 9 years, 6 months ago

Very nice set! I always thought Colorado was beautiful. :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 9 years, 6 months ago

Love the last one.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 6 months ago

such beautiful posts!
the view from above is wonderful :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Huiching 9 years, 6 months ago

Wow. These are truely exciting shots.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Finbarr 9 years, 6 months ago

Awesome shots !! well done ,

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 9 years, 6 months ago

Like the b/w in #5, but love the COLOR of #4! Wow - wonderful shots from above!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jacki 9 years, 6 months ago

#5 is my favorite!

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Jarvo J 9 years, 6 months ago

Super shots Marsha. Normally I'd prefer to see a place like this left to nature, but I do think the road gives us a nice visual line through the picture. I especially like #5.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pandka 9 years, 6 months ago

Great set!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jumiella 9 years, 6 months ago

#2,4,6 - fantastic views! And beautiful colours!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 9 years, 6 months ago

Love these types of passes. Great set, Marsha.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jennye 9 years, 6 months ago

wow, fantastic views!!!
great set for the theme!!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Enrico 9 years, 6 months ago

ancora un bellissimo servizio, ottime eleborazioni!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 6 months ago

What a landscape. I would love to have seen it before the highway went through. Thanks for posting this set Marsha.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Christa 9 years, 6 months ago

These are powerful pictures of amazing landscapes. I bet you find there numberless motivs to shoot. That's why you have always so fantastic pictures!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mujay 9 years, 6 months ago

amazing photos
:)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 9 years, 6 months ago

Love 5!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 9 years, 6 months ago

Guard rails!! There ARE guard rails in Colorado! We didn't see any in Estes Park about 10 years ago, but we saw a T-shirt that read, "Real Men Don't Need Guard Rails!" The heck we don't!!
Great shots, Marsha. Watch your step. . .

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 9 years, 6 months ago

Breaking my ankle taught me to be more careful where I step....and to wear appropriate footwear when hiking ;)))

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Leslie 9 years, 6 months ago

Marsha, this looks precarious. Did breaking your ankle teach you nothing? Also, number 4 is a good one.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tom 9 years, 6 months ago

Perfect for the theme, fantastic captures, looks like a fantastic place for a hike :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 9 years, 6 months ago

great set again! 2 is wonderful with natural frame...i don't like to mix b&w and colors shots because i think is different mood but it's just my own opinion, not a rule :))

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete 9 years, 6 months ago

I love passes
This is a very busy one. I am used to narrow winding one :-))

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 9 years, 6 months ago

very nice set....1 - 3 my favorite, ciao

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
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