Colorful Colorado - Craig Goettsch Photography


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Road Less Traveled

Heading south off Highway 50 west of Blue Mesa Reservoir is the Alpine Plateau Road. The "Alpine" weaves its way to a T in the road where if you bear right it takes you into the Big Blue Wilderness area. Bearing left takes you to Highway 149 and on into Lake City.

Nearing the top elevation of about 11,400 feet and looking back to the north reveals this incredible vista. Mount Crested Butte can be seen in the distance as well as the rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River.

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