Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dallas Divide, Colorado

Dallas Divide, Colorado

Rising out of Ridgeway, Colorado, the Dallas Divide is an elevated overlook with remarkable views of the spectacular Sneffels Range. Summer evenings are the best time to visit because the southern light saturates the landscape with gold.

The rugged mesa of sage and pine stretches across the vista before uplifting into a chain of staggering peaks. The wilderness scenery is complicated but here the space is defined by dark shadows that follow every contour of the land.

I’ve traveled all over the western United States and visited some extraordinary locations. I’ve swam in the Pacific, hiked the Grand Canyon and climbed in the Tetons but I have to say southwest Colorado may be my favorite place on earth.

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  1. Beautiful vista... I will remember, Southwestern Colorado. The only place I've been to there is Mesa Verde. That was in 1973 - I remember the year because my firstborn was a baby.

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    1. The southwest corner of the state is probably my favorite area to visit. Mesa Verde is an extraordinary place.

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  2. I also went to Mesa Verde, as well as the Durango/Silverton area. I also exhibited in Denver and Lakeland. I haven't yet seen what's in your photo, but I'd sure like to. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I took this photo from a location just off of the highway between Ridgeway and Telluride.

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  3. What a beautiful place. I feel rested just looking at it.

    @ShonnaSlayton from
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    1. Thanks, it's a perfect place to find some peace and quiet.

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  4. Lovely shot!! Then again, is there anyplace in Colorado that doesn't offer spectacular vistas?

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    1. Thanks, there are lots of spectacular overlooks in Colorado but this vista is one of my favorites.

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    1. Thanks, this place is lush and green especially after a wet Spring.

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