A hot dusty hike through a beautiful section of the Curecanti National Recreation Area and Gunnison National Forest. We left the Dillon Peaks Trail and hiked a couple miles up a canyon and were rewarded with more beautiful views and a herd of Bighorn Sheep. Spotting thunderheads building beyond the end of the box canyon, we turned around and hightailed it for the car.
This hike was the first time either of us found ticks on us, and we both had one! Luckily you aren’t supposed to get anything from them if you find them within 24 hours, but we still monitored each other for a couple weeks afterwards just in case.
Walk This Way
Colette enjoys the view of the Gunnison River as she walks along the Dillon Pinnacles Trail.
I Got a Feeling
… Somebody’s watching me… A bighorn sheep eyes us warily from his spot among the scrub brush. We left the Dillon Pinnacles Trail and headed north through a canyon following the road less travelled.
Not a Cloud in the Sky
A tall quaking aspen stands proudly against a cloudless blue mountain sky.
All good things must come to an end, and sooner or later you have to head back to the car.
Room With a View
Spectacular scenery within the Gunnison National Forest.