The Aspens are Golden This Time of Year!

IMGP4200I had just been up to Cripple Creek on Friday, so I knew the aspens would be perfect up at Cordova Pass yesterday. It’s south of here, off the Highway of Legends.

At 11,248 feet (3,428 m)), Cordova Pass lies on the western shoulder of the West Spanish Peak.  The drive up there was gorgeous and made so much better with the fact that so few people are ever on that road.

IMGP4211And when we got there… WOW!

IMGP4222I didn’t know this is also a wonderful place to view wildflowers in mid-June. We also stopped off in the tiny town of Cucharas (altitude 8,468 feet), and made a reservation at the Timbers for Mike’s upcoming birthday.

IMGP4226Then we came home to see the Broncos win again, observe another gorgeous sunset over the Spanish Peaks, and then a beauty of a lunar eclipse!

IMGP4227“I just want to live happily ever after every now and then…”  — Jimmy Buffet

the beauty of the earth

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