off-roading from Silverton to Telluride, Colorado, USA
Ophir Pass 11,789 ft elevation (mid September; 2 days later it was snow-covered and closed)
The Ophir Pass Road winds through a narrow valley up through tundra to a rocky summit. It was once a wagon toll road used for transporting ore from the town of Ophir to Silverton for processing.
The views of the mountains and valley are spectacular. The road winds down through lush Aspen groves into the valley. Below are a few views of the road and scenery.
The richness of the Autumn colors-greens, golds, earthy reds and browns, gray; and the sky fading from turquoise to a darker blue, makes this one of the most spectacular places on earth.
printable map here
This post is for The Brenda Photo Challenge. Read about it HERE and HERE.
This challenge was hosted by Judy: The Road to Here and Through Squirrel Eyes
photos by me © 2007