A pause along the Gunnison River, then off to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
But first we stop off in Leadville for a break. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States sitting at an elevation of 10,152 feet. One of those endearing old Victorian mining towns of which there are many in Colorado. It seems like such a contradiction – Victorian architecture and dirty grimy mining. But those precious metals from the earth enabled 19th century towns to embellish their buildings to no end. And now thankfully they have survived as a bit of American history.
A few more stops over the pass and along the river. A few more snow capped mountains and cold water lakes.
A quick chat along the way with this cute little ground squirrel.
Then finally to the Canyon.
Nature continually amazes us. The unfathomable act of water creating this gorge millions of years…
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