Southern Colorado

As one drives into western Kansas and eastern Colorado, the signs of civilization become few and far between. We drove a main road into Colorado, US Route 50, but took the 70-mile, Colorado Route 10 to meet up with the southern road through Colorado. For over an hour we drove without seeing another town, not even an intersecting road. We only saw the occasional watering hole for cattle and the fences to keep them in.

We had an adventure driving across the prairie of Kansas and Colorado. A large bumble bee flew in the car and smacked into Yuri, awakening later to sting him on the arm. We were also stuck behind a large, open-topped tractor trailer overflowing with dead cows, their upright legs bouncing up and down as the truck motored down the highway. Be glad you weren't there to smell it.

Colorado Prairie
Colorado Prairie
Colorado Hills
Colorado Hills
Yuri and the Cactus
Yuri and the Cactus
Distant Dunes
Distant Dunes
Mountains and Camp Site
Mountains and Camp Site
Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Monument
Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Monument
Medano Creek
Medano Creek
Dunes and Mountains
Dunes and Mountains
Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff
Medano Creek Erosion
Medano Creek Erosion
Along the Rio Grande
Along the Rio Grande
Bee Sting
Bee Sting
Valley View
Valley View
Valley Overlook
Valley Overlook
Yuri and Me
Yuri and Me
Rock Outcrop
Rock Outcrop
Wolf Creek Pass
Wolf Creek Pass
Treasure Falls
Treasure Falls
Sock Tan Line
Sock Tan Line
View from US 550
View from US 550
A Rocky Mountain
A Rocky Mountain
Ouray, Colorado
Ouray, Colorado
Camp Hell
Camp Hell
Yet Another Mountain View
Yet Another Mountain View
Snow-Capped Peaks
Snow-Capped Peaks
Sandstone Exposed
Sandstone Exposed
San Miguel River
San Miguel River
Flatlands
Flatlands
Utah, Dead Ahead
Utah, Dead Ahead
Arid Valley
Arid Valley