I finally inserted the map of our 2nd year of travel into the blog. Now you can see where we are currently and how we got there.
And speaking of where we have been......it is hands down, some of the prettiest country that we have been in, EVER! The mountains in SW CO, especially in the fall are gorgeous. However this first picture was taken by Alex at the Vail Golf course on the Fri before the wedding.
This is a side road we took off the main highway between Gunnison and Montrose.
Driving from Montrose to Dunango we headed over Lizard Head Pass,10,222 ft. It is the long way around. The straight thur road, US 550 is called the Million Dollar Highway and is full of twists and turns and with no guard rails we chose to NOT drive the mh that way. This way takes you over Red Mountain Pass. We did drive it in the car and it was spectacular. The toughest part of the drive is between Ouary and Silverton. One theory it is called the million dollar highway is because it cost that per mile to build in 1924. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_550 Check out the web site and look at their pictures. I couldn't get Karla to jump out of the car and take any pictures so this is all we got. (I could barely get her to open her eyes)
We also visited The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Forest. It too was quite a view and from our vantage point it is just over 2,000 ft down to the Gunnison River.