Crosscountry skiing is one of the winter recreation activities along the Top of the Rockies, Mayflower Gulch being one of the top destinations.
Public domain. Photo by Sally Pearce
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With white in the sky and on the ground, Mayflower Gulch provides the perfect place to snow ski.
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A steep canyon between the mountains lies just behind Twin Lakes.
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The road to Twin Lakes is characterized by many features, including distant mountains and this irrigation ditch.
© August 2002 Jenette Purdy.
Present day railroad tracks are a reminder of the early days along the Byway when the railroad played such a vital role in the economy of the area.
© September 2002 Jenette Purdy.
The bustling, mining town of Leadville is rich in history and beautiful architecture.
Public domain. Photo by Dennis Adams
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Crystal Peak stands at 13,852 feet along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway between Copper Mountain and Leadville, CO.
© April 2005 Terry Mathews.
Clouds wrap around Mount Elbert along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway.
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Blue skies hover over the snow-covered city of Leadville.
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Vibrant violet flowers bloom along the banks of Hayden Reservoir.
Public domain. Photo by Mike Conlin.
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Mountains behind the Hayden Ranch and a winding stream before it complete a perfect, old-time setting in a Rocky Mountain valley plain.
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Clouds smear across the sky above a field of wildflowers that sits next to Twin Lakes.
© August 2006 Neil Li.
Two hikers enjoy the wide expanse near Independence Pass along Top of the Rockies.
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A green field in Twin Lakes shares a calm day with wispy clouds hover near rocky mountain tops.
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Looking toward Independence Pass, travelers can see the peacefulness of Tagert Lake and mature Aspen groves beginning to show a hint of gold on the steep hillside.
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