Highest Point: Gore Pass at 9,527 ft
Looking down into Forest Service Blacktail Creek Campground. The camp sites are nestled in juvenile Aspens
The highest point on Highway 134 is Gore Pass at 9,527 ft. Much of the topography is Sagebrush shrub lands mixed with Aspens on the hillsides.
CO Hwy 117 detour
This stand of Aspens was visible from Hwy 134. I could not help but drive up to it and walk along the dirt road for a while. The air was a balmy 70°. Fall had come to the Rockies.
Past the Aspen grove, Hwy 117 dips down into a valley. This ranch came into view. We passed the rancher, a hardy woman, fixing her barb wire fence.