End of Week #23 – Guess the Byway Photo Contest

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Brenda Phelps! My Facebook friend, who correctly guessed that the photos posted in last week’s contest were taken along the Unaweep/Tabeguache Byway.

Week 23

These two photos were taken along the beautiful redrock Unaweep canyon which runs north and south along the west-southwest edge of Colorado. I was lucky enough to ride this byway by motorcycle with a friend of mine at the end of May in 2013. I say, “lucky” because riding the twists and turns of the canyon is such a blast by bike.

Photo 45: This photo was taken at the Gateway Canyons Resort, which lies at the northern end of the canyon. I’ve never stayed at a posh resort before…never really had the funds to do something like that. This resort though, sure had a very strong draw. I definitely can appreciate some of the conferences that take place here…being Earth-minded is very important to me…if you haven’t already guessed that.

Photo 46: This photo was taken along the twists and turns of Unaweep Canyon and shows the Hanging Flume, which was recently restored. The history that traverses the canyon isn’t just pioneer history…it’s ancient history dating back to the time of the dinosaurs and it’s also mining history (uranium in particular), which includes the build up to the end of World War II.

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