Colorado Beauty with Colorado Traveling Ducks

Rivers, canyons, tunnels and incredible sunsets.   Colorado shouts beauty.   Three Colorado Traveling Ducks loved a short scenic drive.   Leaving Denver we traveled north to Fort Collins.   Turning west, we followed highway 14, La Cache Poudre Canyon Scenic Byway.   This byway follows La Cache Poudre River, wandering through mountains.

JB Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and Zeb the Duck in the snow by the river

JB Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and Zeb the Duck in the snow by the river

The name, La Cache Poudre is French for The Powder’s Hiding Place.   This name is from the French Fur Trappers that once thrived here.   Scenery like this tunnel is reason to love Colorado.

Great tunnel through the mountain

Great tunnel through the mountain

We have admired stalactites in caves, but these icicles inside the tunnel are beautiful.

Icicles on ceiling of tunnel

Icicles on ceiling of tunnel

We really enjoy rivers that are snow covered and partially frozen.

JB Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and Zeb the Duck by the Poudre River

JB Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and Zeb the Duck by the Poudre River

Look at the surrounding mountains.

Colorado Mountains

Colorado Mountains

Continuing on our westward journey, we entered North Park.

Welcome to North Park

Welcome to North Park

North Park is a bowl shaped basin.

North Park

North Park

We  want to clarify that  Colorado really has geographic features named North Park, Middle Park and the more famous South Park.   But Kenny and his friends do not really live in our South Park.   Entering Walden, Colorado, we noted that the sign proclaims Walden as “the moose viewing capital of Colorado”

Walden is the moose viewing capital of Colorado

Walden is the moose viewing capital of Colorado

A farmer entertained all with this statue.

Great Rooster

Great Rooster

Driving back to Denver, the sunset was a culmination of a beautiful Colorado day.

Colorado Sunset

Colorado Sunset

We hope you explore and enjoy the area where you live.   Take time to appreciate and visit your town.   We love to explore Colorado.

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