Christmas In Colorado
Well another year has passed, and 2016 is behind us all. We were lucky to be able to visit some of our newly relocated family in Windsor, Colorado for the holidays this year so I packed up some gear (more than needed) and we headed to Denver. Windsor is located about 45min north of Denver down the I-25 and has a population of about 20k.
With the launch of Glass Beach Studios new website, i was kept quite busy during the holidays working on promotional media for the studio, as well as spending time with family. For the 9 days we were there I chose one to go out and shoot some images.
I jumped in the car and headed west to the Rockies which lay only a short distance away, Starting with Este’s Park. As soon as i was out of Windsor I knew i’d picked the worst day to head out. The mountains were surrounded by clouds and a blizzard was moving in. After several moments that tested the now winter roads against the summer tires of the car, I decided to turn around and head for the base of the mountains where I found the Devil’s Back Bone.
The trek around this 3.2km long spine of sandstone is made easy by a well worn path with slight elevation gain. The pinnacles of this rock formation reach 200m in some spots, and in several locations you can see giant “holes” in the rock which mimic windows that look out onto the Colorado Rockies.
The trail loops around the entire backbone and is approximately 11kms in total length.
With easy trekking, slight elevation gain, and with amenities such as washrooms and fresh drinking water at the trail head, coupled with low traffic on the trail, the Devil’s Backbone was a pleasure to explore and i highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.