Buckhorn Road

Every now and then I like to take a day drive somewhere around Colorado. This time I wanted to do a loop that required some 4-wheeling. I headed out for Buckhorn Road, but I didn’t get more than about 4 miles from my house when I saw a bunch of folks on the side of the road. I figured Elk. That’s what usually stopped them. But no, this was no elk.
My first Colorado bear! I spent some time photographing it and drove off quite happy. Not a bad sighting to start out with!
Pretty sight in Buckhorn Canyon. I came upon a beautiful Townsend’s Solitaire drinking in the stream, but wasn’t fast enough for a photo.I surprised these Mule Deer a little further down the road.
I love it when the pavement ends! How beautiful.
A lovely old barn with a new roof. This was right near the turnoff to Monument Gulch Road. I was sorely tempted to take this road, but I had left my travel plans at home and knew I shouldn’t change them, so I didn’t.
Another view of the barn.
Higher up in the mountains now. Screamin’ blue sky.
I know we don’t get the reds and oranges like my homeland in Connecticut, but the yellows and golds were stunning. Aspen at their finest.
What’s fall like where you are?

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2 Responses to Buckhorn Road

  1. dAwN says:

    Beautiful Fall foliage and what amazing critters you saw! The color is getting pretty ripe here in New England..I need to go out and get a few photos myself.

  2. DaveABirding says:

    Congrats on the first Colorado bear!

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