ein Tag / 129 Meilen / 4 Stunden 17 Minuten
This route goes through the raw pages of Colorado's geologic diary. It travels from the vivid desert "redbeds" of the high Dolores River Canyon, through the high plains at the foot of the San Juan Range, then back down into mountain canyons.
9:00 - 77.9 Meilen / 2 Stunden 35 Minuten - 11:35
Located atop Wright's Mesa with scenic views in all directions is the agricultural community of Norwood.
In the 1880s the largest ranch in the area was owned by Harry B. Adsit who ran over 5,000 head of cattle and 1,000 horses on his 30 square mile range. One of Mr. Adsit's cowboys was "Bud" LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, who robbed the bank in Telluride in 1889. The road south out of Norwood provides access to National Forest lands and Miramonte State Recreation Area, known for its excellent fishing.
11:35 - 50.7 Meilen / eine Stunde 41 Minuten - 13:17