Scenic USA - Colorado
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photo by Marilyn Porter
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Colorado's Chaffee County, located on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, has more 14,000 foot peaks and spectacular mountain scenery than most other regions in the state. Its western border loosely follows the Continental Divide and gives birth to the sixth longest river in America. The Arkansas River headwaters begin nearby one of the highest towns in the world, Leadville. As the Arkansas rushes southward, the river passes by the famous Collegiate Peaks, and drops 4600 feet over 120 miles. Here, the Arkansas cuts through Brown's Canyon and the Royal Gorge, creating some of the state's most exciting whitewater runs.
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