THE COLORADO RIVER IN COLORADO

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[On County Road 1/11, Near Radium, Grand County, Colorado; August 2014]

After leaving Granby, Colorado, I continued west on U.S. Hwy. 40 to Kremmling, Colorado. The Colorado River was fairly non-descript to this point, but when I reached Kremmling, the canoes and kayaks began to appear.

At Kremmling, I decided to continue paralleling the River, although this meant driving through the “hills” on a dirt road for about 30 miles.

At times, I was hundreds of feet above the River. At other times, I was next to the River.

The rolling hills were peaceful and bucolic. As I crested a hill, I was drawn to the scene before me (shown). Colorado is mountainous, but much of the Centennial State looks just like this. It is a land of valleys and meadows. There is not the slightest hint, here, that hundreds of miles downstream these valleys and meadows will give way to the Grand Canyon.

At the bottom of the hill, I saw a turnoff to Radium, and I had to have a look. I turned right just beyond the cattle in the pasture.

Radium is a tiny burg that sits on the banks of the Colorado River several miles below the Gore Canyon. It has a population of about 15. There are three or four framed structures, and that’s it. However, Radium has a lively tourist trade (fishing mostly), and a bridge across the River. Also, the Union Pacific R. R. emerges from the Canyon and runs along the River. (Please see inset. The view is upstream, that is, to the east.)

I pushed on to State Bridge, Colorado, and returned to paved roads and civilization (Beavercreek).

Colorado is vast. It is the Nation’s 8th largest state. After visiting Denver, Aspen, and Vail, there is the rest of the state. It would take years to see it all.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

40 responses

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Your great photos represent Colorado very well!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (2 Oct 2014):

    Thank you, Fred. What a nice comment.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Beautiful vista of your recent trip to Colorado...

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Impresionante !!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    I have been to nearly each State but not Colorado...this is a wonderful image and your journal is exceptional. love the use of "peaceful and bucolic".)

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    The kind of landscape I love! What a great view you captured here and your narrative complements the mood of these beautiful images so well!

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Beautiful landscape! Just hope you got a Rocky Mountain High. Oh God, did I just type that?

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (2 Oct 2014):

    Thanks, all. Bill, I got a bad bug bite, and was hoping it wasn't Rocky Mountain Spotted fever!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    very nice!!!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Wonderful view, narrative, and photo!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    AWESOME!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    a beautiful journey--thanks for sharing it

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (2 Oct 2014):

    You know how your Mum always kissed you goodnight, when you were a kid and tucked you up in bed with those echoing words .....'Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bugs bite!' Well you didn't listen, did you? And the bugs bit. Hope you're mended Sir Knight.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Another incredible photo along with another informative and delightful narrative. You never disappoint! I hope when we make our trek to Colorado you will be our travel agent!!!! I'd pay extra for the bug-free package!!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    what beautiful scenes, Richard! you've captured them wonderfully! i hope to get to these places one day.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (3 Oct 2014):

    You should have been a travel writer !! Your narratives and the way you shoot the areas so well are amazing ! This is beautiful country, GR..... your a very good writer .... (:

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (3 Oct 2014):

    beautiful scene love the information tooooo

  • Mark Schaefer

    Mark Schaefer gave props (3 Oct 2014):

    Ok. Gotta go there

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2014):

    Great landscape and story behind it, nice work,

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (4 Oct 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (4 Oct 2014):

    Did you wave to Mike and Lauren when you drove through Vail? Gerat image. The beauty that is Colorado.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (7 Oct 2014):

    So beautiful, I love Colorado and would like to visit it more.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (9 Oct 2014):

    gorgeous view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love ...

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (10 Oct 2014):

    Love to go through your writings, it gives me immense joy! I don't know whether I'll be able to go to these beautiful places in my life but I am so thankful I see everything through you! Your shots are just so beautiful like posters and the narration more wonderful!! Thanx for the posts!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (16 Oct 2014):

    Beautiful, great WOW factor.

  • Daniel Zuercher

    Daniel Zuercher gave props (16 Oct 2014):

    Great capture

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (25 Oct 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2014):

    Lovely capture of a lovely state, great narrative as always Richard :-)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    Oh this is really beautiful Dick!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (22 Nov 2014):

    Excellent landscape and beautiful view you have captured Big brother!!! Wonderful!!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell said (3 Dec 2014):

    Lovely to see a wide valley landscape

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (25 Dec 2014):

    Gorgeous place !!!!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (21 Jan 2015):

    WOW! Great View!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (24 Jan 2015):

    So beautiful! I wish to visit!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (7 Feb 2015):

    very cool!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (9 Feb 2015):

    Postcard pretty.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (10 Feb 2015):

    Don't know how I'm missing your photos, but this is great.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2015):

    As always, Richard -- well done!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (21 Jul 2015):

    Very beautiful and thank you for the Rest of the Story.

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (28 Aug 2015):

    Un pais precioso !!!!

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