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.