“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Friday, July 23, 2010

Detour By Red Cliff, Colorado


Still on Rt. 24, just after the modern "ghost town" at Notch Mountain,...
...there was a construction area at the bridge over Red Cliff.
Instead of waiting to continue on Rt. 24, I took the quite breathtaking detour around the cliff that names the town.

There I found this quite unique chalet.

As I made a few turns, and turn arounds, I found myself along this stream.
There were the aspens, ...

and vivid orange lichen (I think - Mr. Hertzler would know!),
all found in this one out of the way spot.

The road less traveled was a treasure.

VIDEO OF THE STREAM IN RED CLIFF, CO

video

2 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Great images. Is that chalet occupied? I would think so!

Deere Driver said...

I think so too.

This was one of the roads I got turned around in as I hit dead ends. Love finding things like this when I'm not looking.