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Red Mountain Pass

  • Posted Sept. 4, 2011 by Nancy in Travel. Viewed 1822 times

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Red Mountain Pass was spectacular and stunning….at 11,099 feet the road was windy, with no guard rails and the shoulder drop off was only 300 feet into the Uncompahgre Gore created by the Uncompahgre River….at that moment my eyes were on the road!!!!

View from Ouray….

The Town of Ouray….Main Street is definitely a new adventure to explore one day!!

Oxidized iron created the red and orange colors…..best viewed enlarged:)

Stormy day….

1880's and years beyond mining town for silver, lead, zinc, copper and gold….once a every rich mining area tunneling down twelve story's and the winters many feet of snow and avalanches….

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    • # Sara G

      My fav road in the mountains!! I shot some of these same scenes..your monster lens came through very well for you..great shots, especially of my fav #7. Great of the house..We didn't stop there, painted winter scenes?? Fantastic post Nancy.

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    • # Marie

      WOW very beautiful shots would love to go and explore there with my sweetie some day

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    • # Pete

      stunning set wow. great effect achieved in #2 . looks like a miniature town
      did you use tilt-shift?

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    • # Glo

      what a fantastic location to explore! and the decorations on the windows are interesting! tfs :)

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    • # Marsha

      I LOVE to go shoot in places like this!! You're really making me jealous ;))) So many interesting and awesome sights and you captured them so well, Nancy!!

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    • # Tom

      Wow what an amazing place looks like alot of places to explore, well done on the captures

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    • # Nynke

      I've never been there, but it looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love #3, it almost seems unreal :)

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    • # Darlene Foster

      Such a beautiful area of the state! I haven't been over there for 4 or 5 years now, but love it and hope to get back over that way, maybe next summer! Your photos are wonderful!

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