Adventure - Colorado Red
Colorado – the name derives from Spanish for a blushing red, a ruddy complexion. People gave the name to the state for the rusty silt that flows down its rivers feeding the massive drainage that runs through the Grand Canyon and into the Pacific, Hardened into rock, the silt lifted with the mountains and lined the walls of the canyons the rivers cut.
This gallery focuses on that red. The pictures cover essentially the southwest quadrant of Colorado, from around Aspen in central Colorado and diagonalling down to lands surrounding Telluride, Silverton, and Ouray.
Below the gallery, you can find links to hiking descriptions for several of these spots at my wife’s web site, hikingwalking.com.