Colorado byways: a guide through scenic and historic by Thomas Patrick Huber

By Thomas Patrick Huber

Landscapes of Colorado rank as one of the most awesome, diversified, and expansive of any of the fifty states. The legitimate Scenic and ancient Byways, so unique by means of the Colorado division of Transportation, are linear slices via those landscapes that provide visitors and citizens alike the chance to event the true Colorado. "Colorado Byways: A consultant via Scenic and ancient Landscapes" brings the common and human tales of those twenty-one unique byways into concentration - to supply a deeper appreciation of them. each one path is defined within the context of its actual and human geographical atmosphere, highlighting the essence of place.The ebook deals a different examine the out-of-the-way landscapes that make Colorado detailed. The byways diversity from the impressive San Juan Skyway to the traditionally very important Santa Fe path, from the exhilarating heights of the Alpine Loop to the wealthy cultures of Los Caminos Antiguos. every one byway bankruptcy contains a narrative at the route's specific personality, a highway log with distinct directions on tips to negotiate the byway, and knowledge on a number of facets of its ordinary and human landscapes.

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To drive this short leg, turn northwest (left) onto Hwy. ***Spur route out Colorado Hwy. 41. S. Hwy. 160 and Colorado Hwy. 41. 6This route segment ends at the Utah border. S. Hwy. 666; turn north (left) as Hwy. 666 and Hwy. 9Junction with the road to Towaoc; stay on Hwy. 160/666. 3The route enters the sage country of Colorado's southwestern comer. S. Hwy. S. Hwy. 160 angling to the east (right). 9Junction with Colorado Hwy. 145 to Dolores. The byway splits here. ***Spur going east on U. S. Hwy.

I. Title. 8804'33dc2196-45882 CIP This book was designed and typeset in Adobe Caslon and ITC Kabel by Stephen Adams. The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information SciencesPermanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials. 48-1948 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v To "Sandy" and Laura Sanborn, who have spent two lifetimes trying to make the world a better place they've succeeded. Page vii Contents Figures ix Maps xi Acknowledgments xv 1.

4You have arrived at the summit of Engineer Pass (12,800 feet). Note the lush basin of Beaver Creek on the north (left) and Mount Sneffels to the west. Turn right to Lake City. 2. High, broad alpine uplands near Engineer Pass. 9This is an area of extensive pasture for sheep and cattle in the summer. 8Active beaver ponds occur along Henson Creek to the south (right). 2Junction with Rose Cabin cutoff; continue straight ahead. 6Whitmore Falls is to the south (right). 3Capital City was founded in 1877.

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