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US-24, Colorado

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Along Route 24 near Wilkerson Pass...
I was on US-24 twice, the first time just touring when I was base camped in Colorado Springs for a couple of days. The second time, I drove it from US-285 near Buena Vista, CO to I-70.

US-24, Colorado
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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I stopped in while I was touring the Colorado Springs area. Unfortunately, I was shooting film, so only have a few images.

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Pikes Peak Highway
Pikes Peak Link Pikes Peak Highway is a single purpose highway, specifically built as a tourist attraction. And it's a pretty good one, climbing to 14,100 feet via a few dozen switchbacks, with pull offs to enjoy the incredible views. You can also get to the top via a cog railroad, but what's the fun in that?

I thought the air was thin at almost 12,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park, but the (lack of) air at 14,000 was actually noticeable.

Colorado / 58 Images. Visited Sep 2008.

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs City Park, Colorado
GotG Link Garden of the Gods is a city park in Colorado Springs.

This first surprised me, but after some thought, most cities have city parks. Just not ones with sandstone fins that jut out perpendicular to the ground with Pikes Peak as the background. Where I live, I get squirrels and some trees.

Colorado Springs, CO / 19 Images. Visited Sep 1997.
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