Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Seeking the Cool

Denver is enduring record heat. It has been in the 90s for several days now. Enough is enough, we are going up. Temperature drops about 4 degrees for every 1000 feet of elevation gain. Mt. Evens is one of 53 14,000 foot plus mountain peaks in Colorado. It is 9000 feet higher than Denver and should be at least 32 degrees cooler. It is the highest paved road in the US.

Timberline. Temperature 60 degrees

Forget Me Nots

Stop at partly frozen Summit Lake

Alpine phlox

We passed many cyclists. It is a 14 mile, 4% to 6% grade, 2700 foot climb to the top.

You are almost there

Bighorn Sheep

You can see the road on the shoulder of the mountain below.
It was a very brisk 40 degrees. It felt wonderful.

Mountain Goat

What a view.
Photo op at the very top. Don't step back.

Current Location  40.196435, -105.106682

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty up there. Just wondering how hard is to climb that twisting & turning road up the mountains in a motorhome ?