A very pretty scene from our recent visit to this area near Taylor Park, Colorado. It was a rough ride in our side-by-side but a beautiful one and well worth it. As you emerge above timberline, you are greeted with this stunning view. Our ride was far from over but this required a stop and made for a nice break before heading even higher.
From the late 1800s up until the 1970s, the area was very active with mining. There was some gold found but more plentiful was silver and lead. The Star Mine, not far from the spot this picture was taken, operated from 1890 to 1971 and was one of the leading mines in the area and in fact was the longest-lived mine in Colorado.