Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Large potato farms in the San Luis Valley near Monte Vista, CO

Moving into cattle ranching areas

Moving into the mountains

On the road to North Pass

Lots of trees - sorry for the windshield glare

First view of snow on mountains

Heading into West Pass Creek gorge

The scenery on 114 is constantly changing!

Here's the creek we've been following

Back down into ranch country

Big ranch!

Home in Lakeside RV Resort on Blue Mesa outside Gunnison, CO

Blue Mesa Reservoir is almost empty!

All that's left here is the Gunnison River - note lakeshore level...

Old downtown Gunnison

Today we left the Conejos Valley after a wonderful month there. We were so lucky to be there to enjoy the fall colors!

We took a very scenic route through the San Luis Valley of Colorado and over North Pass on Hwy 114 to Gunnison. We passed a huge potato processing plant just outside Monte Vista & then the farms that grew those potatoes. The farms soon became cattle ranches with huge hay fields (now lots of hay bales). Then we crossed the mountains & down through a wonderful river canyon before coming out into more cattle ranches & eventually to Gunnison.

It only took about 4 hours so we had time to go back into Gunnison after we got set in our rv park. Old downtown Gunnison is only about 2 blocks of stores & restaurants so it didn't take too long to explore. We were bummed that the Pioneer Museum was closed as of the end of September. It looked really interesting & we'll plan to come back here before the end of September next time.

More coming...

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