Photographer's Note

We were heading from Silverton to Ouray on the Million Dollar Highway, built in 1920s and, according to legend, named for its cost. More than likely I think it could have something to do with the silver and gold mines it passes. There are some of the most stunning views along that road, added to which, the aspens were just turning yellow.

This is somewhere near the Red Mountain Pass, a switchback road at an elevation of over 11,000ft . Note the red colour in the mountain due to iron oxide in the rock. Red Mountain itself (actually three peaks) in the mining area around here is more red still; See here.

ISO200, FL38mm,

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Additional Photos by Kath Featherstone (feather) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130)
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