Red Mountain Pass

by Nancy September. 04, 2011 1872 views

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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Felix... 5 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic story and pictures!

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Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 8 months ago

I love this post Nancy. What a stunning landscape.

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Sara G 5 years, 8 months ago

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 5 years, 8 months ago

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

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Pete 5 years, 8 months ago

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

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Glo 5 years, 8 months ago

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

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Marsha 5 years, 8 months ago

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 5 years, 8 months ago

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

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Tomie Poodle 5 years, 8 months ago

amazing views! 2 is awesome...i like the colors of rocks too!

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Breizh 5 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful ! Great landscapes truely shoted .

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Nynke 5 years, 8 months ago

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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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 8 months ago

An interesting set! A truly beautiful view of the Red mountai and theTown !!My fav.# 7 pic!

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Darlene Foster 5 years, 8 months ago

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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