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No one correctly guessed that the photos posted in last week’s contest were taken along the San Juan Skyway Byway.
These two photos were taken along two different sections of the byway. This byway traverses the breathtakingly beautiful San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. Parts of the byway also intersect with the Trail of the Ancients Byway.
Photo 41: I had a riding buddy along for the scenery and thrills of the twists and turns along the mountainous sections of the byway. We were unfortunate to have ridden into southern Colorado during a time when it was wrestling with dozens of wildfires. One of these fires completely clouded the skies and views in Telluride. But this particular photo was taken along the Million Dollar Highway section of the byway the day after retreating from the Weber fire near Mancos.
Photo 42: This photo was taken along an off highway route knows as the Last Dollar Road. This dirt road cuts across the Dallas Divide and passes by the historic Last Dollar Ranch as it creates a short cut of sorts between Telluride and Ridgway. While it may cut down on distance though, it adds in time and scenery.