Quick Trip to Colorado for Fall Color

Patricia started seeing reports of good conditions for shooting fall color in Colorado so we made a big move to Ridgway, Colorado. We settled into Ridgway State Park and started a week of driving several rural roads looking for great fall color scenes. I managed to find a few geocaches along the way as well.

Fall Color near Rdgway, Colorado

Fall Color near Ridgway, Colorado

This town has been called The Gateway to the San Juans. High jagged peaks surround this former railroad stop on the Uncompaghre River. We didn’t have to drive very far in any direction without quickly finding a great scene to shoot.

Discovered a great place for pizza! Colorado Boy Brewing Company’s handmade pizza crust was excellent – even their gluten-free crust was handmade!

We also made a day trip south a few miles to visit another little town known as the Switzlerland of America – Ouray (ooray). Very touristy but also very picturesque with very high mountains rising quickly completely surrounding the town. You feel like you are in a deep, deep canyon…..well, because your ARE!

Geocaching Around Ridgway

Geocaching Around Ridgway

Mount Sneffels

Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain east of Ridgway, CO