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Colorful Colorado


tl;dr: I visited Aztec Ruins National Monument, and then peddled up into Colorado. I am now in the mountains.

I left Farmington and visited Aztec Ruins National Monument, which has nothing to do with the Aztecs, and where the rangers there are very (very) concerned about where you park your bicycle.

From there, I stayed on sort-of back roads until I arrived in Colorado. There are a lot of oil fields here, with a lot of white oil field trucks with orange flags popping up eight feet in the air. I suppose this makes the trucks easier to fiend in the sage brush.

I have finally reached Colorado!

Durango is a tourist town. The Animas River was choked with floating tourists, even though it was raining off and on. It rains a lot here. I ate at Subway.

While looking at the Pinkerton Hot Springs (in the rain), another bicycle pulled up. Andy had been biking around Colorado for a week or two in a bid to see a bunch of stuff before shipping out with the military. We biked together for a while (all up and up and up) before he peeled off to find a place to camp. I continued on into the San Juan National Forest.

I have a lot of climbing ahead of me, but I'm finally in the mountains of Colorado! In the rain.

Apparently, they don't like Farmers' Markets here

Aztec ruins panorama

these guys liked little doors

so easy to farm they even have weeds

just some rock

scratched in rock off side of highway

Road 2900

Animas River

Welcome to Colorful Colorado

first glimps of mountains

heading into Durango

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Pinkerton Hot Springs

San Juan National Forest

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