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State Roads 134, 131

This drive through the Colorado countryside was great. It was easy and scenic and about 60 milies. It takes you over Gore Pass (9, 527 feet), but it was one of the easiest passes I've been on so far in Colorado.

The road takes you through the Arapaho and Routt National Forests, with wide pastures, green meadows and stands of aspens. There's a ranch at every mile, it seems, and of course, they all have horses. At the junction of 134 and 131 is the town of Toponas. Unless I missed the town completely, there's not much there but a post office and a couple of barns.

Once you get on the 131, you'll soon see the Colorado River meandering along side the railroad tracks. Gradually, the terrain changes to cliffs and mesas of red dirt and lots of sagebrush. It reminded me much of the Arizona high desert.

from Kremmling to the I-70
a barn on Gore Pass
horses on Gore Pass
The morning started out foggy, but once I got over Gore Pass I left the fog behind and welcomed the sun.
face of a horse on Gore Pass
a small ranch on Gore Pass
Big Rock Creek, Highway 134
Big Rock Creek, on the down side of Gore Pass, State Route 134
Fine meadows and a large outcropping of rock
the town of Toponas
Taken in Toponas. There wasn't much to the town, but what was there was very scenic. The next two shots were taken there, too.
Highway 131
the terrain on SR131, where the remaining shots were taken, is quite different from the yellow meadows and open fields of SR134.
State Route 131
State Route 131
The Colorado River on State Route 131
The Colorado River on State Route 131
The State Road 131 toward I-70
The terrain on State Route 131

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The State Road 131 toward I-70

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