Landscapes of Southwest Colorado

Here are some landscape shots I got of southwest Colorado during a recent trip!

Enjoy :)

Indigo F.

 

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Spring Training at Red Rocks

On a recent trip to Colorado, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the best outdoor theaters anyone could ask for.  Red Rocks is geologically beautiful with massive natural formations of clay colored rock, and has hosted historic bands such as U2 and The Beatles! During the summer it plays its role as an amazing venue to go see a concert at, but during the spring, athletes are running up, down, right and left along the benches that create a steep semi circle around the stage, perfect for training on! Spring is a great time to motivate yourself to go and get active!  Since spring isn’t blistering hot or down right freezing, there’s no excuse not to go outside and get some exercise and enjoy nature! I was so impressed to see the vast range of ages working hard to either run or do any other form of exercise, and pushing through the sweaty heat that had been hanging over Colorado for that previous week. Hope you enjoy these pictures and get motivated to get out and do some exercise!

XOX

Indigo F.

 

Backroads of the Colorado San Juan Mountains

On my most recent adventure, I traveled with my family to the backroads of southwest Colorado. We embarked on various day trips, such as seeing the ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, that have survived hundreds of years after their abandonment in 1300 A.D..   Just the 20 mile access road curving treacherously around bends dipping into steep canyons, was a mesmerizing trip of it’s own.  Another day, we took a trip to the bustling town of Durango and found all sorts of goodies like a croissant bakery with buttery fruit and chocolate filled croissants coming right out of the oven!  Not just the diverse scenery in Colorado is special, but the people as well. From the waitresses and waiters at the restaurants, to a shopkeeper or someone you’re sitting next to at dinner, everyone’ll ask where your from and stir up a lovely chat, just spur of the moment.

Being from out east, I never expected I’d see as many animals in a year, as I encountered on this trip. Plenty of ravens where always to be found, not mention the turkey vultures, buffalos, deer, mountain sheep, elk, coyotes, at least 1000 horses and cows and one suspicious black wolf. It seemed the animals where as relaxed and friendly as the people (minus that one suspicious wolf).

It’s impossible to not come back home without a little country twang in your voice, and whole lot of love for the wild west once you’ve been to southwest Colorado. I highly encourage a trip for you and your camera out there if you get the chance!

Bon Voyage!

Indigo F.