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Looking towards Durango, Colorado from a twelve thousand foot slope west of Molas Pass.
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The wildly varying geology of the cliffs and slopes above Lime Creek, which is southwest of Silverton, Colorado, adds another level of interest to the breathtaking scenery.
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Looking down Bear Creek, past rows of thirteen thousand foot peaks, southwest of Silverton, Colorado.
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Even with a layer of smoke from fires on the west coast obscuring the sky and distant mountains, the view from a twelve thousand foot slope east of Rico, Colorado is breathtaking.
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This marmot had no problem with me stopping to look at the amazing scenery while mountain biking east of Rico, Colorado, but once I noticed it, one photo was all it would tolerate.
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Even though this particular variety of Columbine is the Colorado state flower, I probably lived here a decade before finding these on a steep mountainside south of Breckenridge, Colorado and realized what they were.
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I almost always have some kind of goal in mind when I go for a hike, even if it's just to find out where an old road leads, and while the road may end up leading nowhere, as was the case on an otherwise random mountainside west of Nederland, Colorado, the forest is never a disappointment.
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Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Lost Creek Wilderness is in a remote area west of Deckers, Colorado.
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As the sun approaches the horizon during the descent from a twelve thousand foot ridge south of Silver Plume, Colorado, the mountain I had climbed hours earlier disappears in the shadow of a nearby peak.

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There are a lot of mountain goats on the high peaks around Montezuma, Colorado, but in areas where there are no roads nearby they can be hard to find because they aren't used to seeing people.
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