The high altitude of the San Juan Mountains make this combination of summer fields and alpine snow common.
Public domain. Photo by Sally Pearce
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Evidence of the area's mining past, such as these trestles, is abundant along the San Juan Skyway.
© July 2003 Fox J. Mahnken.
The Spruce House cliff dwellings rest under a protective overhang of rock.
© August 2003 Fox J. Mahnken.
The sprawling ruins of Cliff Palace are aptly named. View from overlook.
Hay bales lie scattered in a farmer's green field below the snow-tipped San Juan Mountains of the Dallas Divide.
© March 2004 Robert Reinhard.
Autumn coats the shoulders of the San Juan Mountains in muted golds and ambers while winter tips the mountain tops with white.
Red Mountain is reflected in Crystal Lake on a bright fall day near Ironton, Colorado.
© December 2004 C. McCarthy.
A brightly colored train rounds a corner along San Juan Skyway.
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The moon rises over distant Rocky Mountain peaks
© April 2005 Terry Mathews.
The setting sun casts a red-orange glow around Engineer Mountain.
The moon rises over the Rocky Mountains in the fading light of a snowy day.
This railroad, built for the mining industry, now carries tourists along the scenic Animas River from Durango to Silverton, CO.
© June 2005 Georgia D. Griffiths.
Golden flora and snow-capped peaks surround the Double RL Ranch near Ridgway.
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On a clear day, Bridal Veil Falls tumbles over serrated rocks.
Public domain. Photo by T.R. Youngstrom.
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Golden aspens grace the roadside on the Red Mountain Pass on a still autumn day.
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