Scenic USA - Colorado
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
information, links to other sites are provided, but are never to be considered an endorsement.
Points of Interest
|Photos by Paul Winters
High Country Aerie
Inspiring Katharine Lee Bates to pen the lyrics of America the Beautiful, Colorado's Rocky Mountains have rewarded its visitors with priceless scenery since the first explorers, soldiers and miners arrived in the early 1800s. Along the Silver Thread Byway, Route 149 winds through the San Juan Mountains, climbing over two of Colorado's highest mountain passes. As travelers begin the climb toward Slumgullion Pass (11,361 feet) the Windy Point Overlook at MM 67 offers an incredible mountain panorama and an overhead view of Slumgullion Slide, a National Natural Landmark.
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