Scenic USA - Colorado
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
sampling of America's parklands. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Rio Grande National Forest
|Photo by Marilyn Porter
Marilyn's PBase Gallery
Approaching two million acres, the Rio Grande National Forest is often described as one of Colorado's unheralded gems. Here in the south-central section of the state, the forest's eastern border roughly follows the stately Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Its craggy peaks reach well beyond the clouds, with some topping 14,000 feet. In the west, the Continental Divide marks the border. High among the San Juan Mountains, the Rio Grande River begins its 1800 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. In between these two majestic mountain ranges lies the San Luis Valley, one of the largest alpine valleys in the world.
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