The road between Pinedale and Atlantic City rolls through the Wind River foothill country of South Pass
The Great Divide Basin is big, empty, and beautiful.
Herds of wild horses can be seen in the basin.
The vast emptiness of the basin is both oppressive, and empowering.
A roller coaster road leads to Savery, Wyoming and the Colorado border.
After a few days in basin country, the aspen forests at the Colorado border are a welcome sight
The road out of Steamboat Springs is some of the best riding on the Colorado segment of the GDMBR.
There’s even a little bit of friendly singletrack en route to Lynx Pass.
Built in 1880, the Rock Creek stage stop was an important place of commerce and communication for rocky mountain travelers.
Wildflowers painted the hills above Radium and the Colorado River near Gore Canyon.
As the sun dropped, a massive storm rolled over Ute Pass.
Breakfast at a snow-free Boreas Pass.
At Como, the GDMBR leaves the mountains behind and begins a long traverse through the Colorado high plains.
The mountains are always looming in the distance, even through the plains of central Colorado.
A settlers cabin on the outskirts of Hartsel, CO.
After miles of high, empty plains, the route climbs back into the mountains en route to Salida, CO
The only good thing about a rain storm is watching it break on the 14,000 foot peaks near Marshall Pass.
The GDMBR follows the wagon ruts of the historic stage route over Cochetopa Pass.
The road rolls through the Gunnison National Forest.
After climbing through dry scrubland and juniper forests, the GDMBR gains the aspen forests of Canero Pass. Next stop, Del Norte!
Challenging trail conditions and a headwind made the last 20 miles into Del Norte a slog. But the terrain is interesting, and the pull of ice cream and burgers is strong.
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