“Rio Grande, National Forest” Bhendrickson’s photos around Creede, United States

Preview of Bhendrickson’s blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Creede, United States Entry Title: “Rio Grande, National Forest” Entry: “Our 2007 road atlas (thank you, Target and .99) marks certain roads with little green dots designating-in some cartographer’s opinion-a scenic route. We followed the little green dots from Boulder to the Rio Grande National forest in southern Colorado, and we agree with this particular cartographer’s opinion. While all of the roads we travelled were indeed scenic, noteworthy, and memorable, Highway 149 leading from forgettable South Fork, Colorado to an even more forgettable Creede, Colorado has to be one of the most spectacular drives of our lifetime. We had the good fortune of driving in around six o’clock in the evening-those final hours of honeyed, mellowed sunlight that drips over trees, mountains, and springs bringing colors to life in a pinch-me-to-be-sure-I’m-not-dreaming way. When we reached the turn-off for our twelve-mile drive into the Rio Grande National Forest, we knew we either needed to tell everyone we knew or no one at all about this spectacular and highly undiscovered place. Luckily for all of you, we decided to share the secret. So here it is: Thirty Mile Campground in Rio Grande National Forest is a lifetime must. From fifty feet away, the muted rush of the Rio Grande river (fresh, young
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