Thursday, June 15, 2017

Postcards from Southwestern Colorado

Southwestern Colorado is a ruggedly beautiful part of the state. It's not easy to get to but I think that leads to part of it's charm. It's got an unspoiled quality that you don't get in easy-to-reach places. We spent the better part of 5 days there last July visiting Telluride, Durango Silverton, The Million Dollar HighwayMesa Verde National Park and Great Sand Dunes National Park. As a finishing note to that trip, here are some of my favorite photos - some you've seen and some you haven't. Hope you enjoy them!



































Which one is your favorite? 


This post is part of a link-up with: Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox, The Weekly Postcard at Travel Notes and Beyond, Weekend Travel Inspiration at Reflections Enroute and The Weekend Wanderlust Travel Blog Party!











18 comments:

  1. The next to last and the red sky are my very favorites! One week on vacation, and another week accompanying hubby on one of his jobs. If I wouldn't live in California, I would live in Colorado!

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    1. It is an exceptionally beautiful state! Thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  2. So many beautiful photos! Looks like an area to have a phenomenal adventure. My favorite photo is the first one. Really like the angle and that turquoise water at the bottom. #TPThursday.

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    1. Thanks Ruth! And thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  3. My favourite is the first photo looking down into the water. I admit the sunset is spectacular too! Looks like a great place to visit and the final photo makes me want to be walking along the track too.

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  4. They're all gorgeous but my favorite has to be the first shot looking down the waterfall. Thanks for linking in to #wkendtravelinspiration!

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    1. Thanks Jim! And thanks for the link-up!

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  5. Plenty of great photos here. I like the photos of the top down view of the waterfall and the stacked rocks (but maybe that's because it's a common sight in NZ).

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    1. Thanks Rhonda! And I like the one of the cairns also - it was a pleasant surprise when I happened upon them on my hike!

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  6. Would love to go to Colorado one day! Was just telling my husband about how beautiful it is in the winter (from pix I've seen)! Summer too, by the looks of it! Reminds me a bit of Montana! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!
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    1. It is a beautiful state! I hope you make it there someday! Thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  7. These photos are so inspiring, especially the view of the waterfall. I'd love to visit this rugged part of Colorado. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road and the link-up!

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  8. Goodness sakes, it's hard to pick a favorite. I recognize some of the places from my own visit to SW Colorado many years ago, but I can't place all of them. Where is that waterfall? #WkendTravelInspiration

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    1. Thanks Michele! And the waterfall is Box Canyon Falls right outside of Ouray on the Million Dollar Highway.

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  9. I've been to Colorado so many times, but only briefly to Telluride for a concert - it's definitely a place I want to revisit.
    #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    1. It's my son's favorite place in Colorado - as is so many people's - and he wanted us to see it. I'm so glad we went. Thanks for visiting, Leigh!

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