San Juan Skyway

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  • Summer Fields and Alpine Snow on the San Juan Skyway

    The high altitude of the San Juan Mountains make this combination of summer fields and alpine snow common.

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  • Old Mining Trestles Along the San Juan Skyway

    Evidence of the area's mining past, such as these trestles, is abundant along the San Juan Skyway.

  • Spruce House Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde

    The Spruce House cliff dwellings rest under a protective overhang of rock.

  • Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde

    The sprawling ruins of Cliff Palace are aptly named. View from overlook.

  • A Farmer's Vista on the San Juan Skyway

    Hay bales lie scattered in a farmer's green field below the snow-tipped San Juan Mountains of the Dallas Divide.

  • Snow-tipped San Juan Mountains at the Dallas Divide

    Autumn coats the shoulders of the San Juan Mountains in muted golds and ambers while winter tips the mountain tops with white.

  • Red Mountain Reflected in Crystal Lake

    Red Mountain is reflected in Crystal Lake on a bright fall day near Ironton, Colorado.

  • Durango Train

    A brightly colored train rounds a corner along San Juan Skyway.

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  • Moonrise Along San Juan Skyway

    The moon rises over distant Rocky Mountain peaks

  • Sunset On Engineer Mountain

    The setting sun casts a red-orange glow around Engineer Mountain.

  • Dichotomy

    The moon rises over the Rocky Mountains in the fading light of a snowy day.

  • Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    This railroad, built for the mining industry, now carries tourists along the scenic Animas River from Durango to Silverton, CO.

  • The Double RL Ranch

    Golden flora and snow-capped peaks surround the Double RL Ranch near Ridgway.

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  • Bridal Veil Falls

    On a clear day, Bridal Veil Falls tumbles over serrated rocks.

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  • Autumn on the Red Mountain Pass

    Golden aspens grace the roadside on the Red Mountain Pass on a still autumn day.

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