Mormon Crickets and Deep Canyons

As mentioned in our previous post, Dinosaur National Monument straddles the Utah/Colorado border. The Utah section is the site of the famed Dinosaur Quarry and the Colorado section is called Canyon due to its deep gorges carved by the Green River and the Yampa River. Be aware that there are no fossils in the Canyon … Continue reading Mormon Crickets and Deep Canyons

Friends and Family – More Colorado Fun

After our fun time in Leadville, Colorado, we headed north to visit some family near Loveland, Colorado. Like so many areas of the country, the Loveland/Fort Collins communities have seen tremendous growth in the last few years as evidenced by swelling populations, many new buildings, and new housing developments. We settled in at the very … Continue reading Friends and Family – More Colorado Fun

Lovely Leadville

At an elevation of 10,430 feet, Leadville, Colorado is the highest incorporated city in North America. Nestled between the Swatch Mountains and the Tenmile Mountain ranges, Leadville is a lovely small town that was founded during a silver mining boom. Its 70-square block downtown is a National Historic District that features iconic Victorian era architecture. … Continue reading Lovely Leadville

“Up on Cripple Creek” in Colorado

Celia and I left Great Sand Dunes National Park and headed higher up into the mountains to Cripple Creek, Colorado, elevation 9,494 ft. (2,894 m). This high-elevation town is west of the famous Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. I have family that owns some land there and they had invited us to visit. The views … Continue reading “Up on Cripple Creek” in Colorado