Paradox Valley, Colorado - Montrose County
In February 2009, I snapped this photo as I traveled to
Arches National Park.
The highway is Colorado State Highway 90 - one of
those very lonely highways in the "middle of nowhere" in the Mountain West. Absolutely
no vehicles were in the area, and even I stopped in the lane to capture this photo.
This very isolated region is known as Paradox Valley, a valley bordered by
rocky buttes on the north and south in southwest Colorado. Naturita, CO and Bedrock, CO are the nearest towns in this area
in western Montrose County.
Those snow-covered mountains are the La Sal Mountains (located in Utah), with
the highest peak in that range is Mt. Peale, altitude 12,721 feet.
You gotta love lonely highways like these! It reminds me of so many lonely
bicycled through in New Mexico last year.
Photos and pages from southwest Colorado:
Bridal Veil Falls,
Red Mountain Pass,
Black Canyon of the Gunnison N.P.,
Four Corners Marker,
Desert Photos near Delta, CO.
All the best, Steve :)
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