Colorado Pictures

Here are some pictures of our trip to Colorado. Enjoy!


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The Gateway rocks at The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
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My Grandmother and my Dad in front of the Gateway
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Left side of the Gateway... In all three of these, Pikes Peak should be visible. Compare these with picture #162, 166 & 167 for the view on a clearer day.
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The Kissing Camels
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Closer to the Kissing Camels. The blur in the bottom right of the photo is me trying to make it into the picture. I goofed setting the timer!
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Garden of the Gods
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More Garden of the Gods
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Garden of the Gods
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My Dad, Grandmother and Mom at Balanced Rock in the Garden of the Gods
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My Dad lifting Balanced Rock so a van could drive thru.
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My Dad supporting the full
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A view of the Gateway rocks on the next day, much clearer. Pike's Peak is visible in the back and the Kissing Camels are barely visible to the right.
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The left side of the Gateway with Pike's Peak in the background.
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Kissing Camels
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The Gateway and Pike's Peak
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The Gateway and Pike's Peak
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More formations at the Garden of the Gods
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Mountain views from the Garden of the Gods
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Garden of the Gods. Some of the miles of walking/bike paths are visible.
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Garden of the Gods. Notice a small white spot about a third of the way up in the center... that is a climber. There is also the shape of an Indian's face in the rock above the climber.
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Balanced Rock at the Garden of the Gods
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Along the Shelf Road near Cripple Creek. This shaft carried water for miles through the mountain from old mines. It was very cold, but felt good on this 90+ degree day.
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Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek.
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A hole in the rock formation near Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek again.
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Another rock formation along Cripple Creek.
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The canyon formed by Cripple Creek.
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The Shelf road along Cripple Creek.
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The Shelf road along Cripple Creek. Notice the road curving back into the picture on the right
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Straight down from the Shelf road to Cripple Creek
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The Shelf road along Cripple Creek. Notice the road curving back into the picture on the right and the Jeep we were trying to follow.
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Cripple Creek Canyon and our rental car along the Shelf road.
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The Shelf road and the Jeep we were following again.
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Cripple Creek and the canyon
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Looking down to Cripple Creek
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Cripple Creek and the canyon again.
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Skyline drive in Cañon city. There was a several hundred foot drop-off on both sides of this narrow road. More scary to me than the shelf road.
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Here begins pictures from the Royal Gorge. Here is the Gorge and the Arkansas river.
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This is the highest suspension bridge in the world, over 1,000 feet above the river.
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This is a picture of the longest single-span tram in the world. You might have to look close to see the actual tram.
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Here is the tram as it approached.
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View from the tram. Look very close to see the shadow of the tram on the rocks.
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Cloer picture of the tram's shadow.
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Looking back from one tram station to the other.
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Starting to cross the bridge.
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Looking straight down 1,050 feet between two of the planks of the bridge.
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View of the river and the railroad that follows it from the bridge
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Another view of the river. Not sure what that is at the bend, maybe a bridge.
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My home's in Alabama.
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Every state has a flag on the bridge.
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Some large birds circling below the rim of the canyon
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The incline railway down into the gorge
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The bridge again.
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Now to the Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs. Here is the Chapel. There was a wedding so we couldn't go in, but you can see the antique limo.
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The Chapel again.
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A B-52 Stratofortress near the entrance gate.
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The B-52 again, less artistically.
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Now to Downtown Denver. Here is the State Capital with my Mom, Grandmother and Dad.
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Here is my Mom, Grandmother and myself at the Capital.
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The building on the left is the Denver City/County building. The others I'm not sure about. The area with all of the flowers is a big park between the Capital and the City/County building.
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A close up of the capital dome.
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Me on the Mile High step of the Capital.
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The Capital again.
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One more time.
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The only proof that we went to the Denver Botanic Gardens.
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Coors Field in Denver.
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The Colorado Rockies emblem behind home plate.
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Me by the Colorado Rockies emblem behind home plate.
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Outside of Coor Field
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Smoke settling in on the Dam Road. Normally we could see the other side of it, but not this day.
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Sunset over the mountains.
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Sunset over the mountains. Notice I cought a plane in this one.
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Sunset over the mountains.

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