High Country Jeeping, Ouray to Lake City Edition

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve actually had posts scheduled days in advance! As of Monday, however, 3Up Adventures moved down into Ridgway from our property north of town and our apartment has internet (and these amazing views, but that’s almost bragging). I’m really excited to get things rolling again and catch you all up!

A few weeks ago, we headed out on yet another high country exploration trip in the jeep. Our plan was to travel from the Mineral Creek trailhead (just outside of Ouray) to Lake City via Engineer Pass then return via Cinnamon Pass and Pougkeepsie Gulch.

Mineral Creek Road

Mineral Creek Road

Poughkeepsie Gulch

Mt. Abrahms from Mineral Creek Road

A few weeks ago, we hiked up to Brown Mountain ridge and walked along it for a bit. Mt. Abrahms is the mountain on the left and stands out prominently from Ridgway and the Million Dollar Highway.

Brown Mountain Ridge

Mineral Creek Road

Below Engineer Pass


Mt. Sneffels Range

TJ Engineer Pass

Engineer Pass

Lake City side of Engineer Pass

TJ Engineer Pass

Waterfall Lake San Cristobal

Baby deer

Beth on Cinnamon Pass

A combination of me driving over Cinnamon Pass and then being way too busy looking around coming down Poughkeepsie Gulch meant that our pictures end with the above: me just starting up Cinnamon Pass. We’ll be up and down and around so there will be pictures of those areas eventually!

One Reply to “High Country Jeeping, Ouray to Lake City Edition”

  1. Fantastic photos!! You are in one of the most beautiful areas in the world! And then you are only a few hours away from Moab which is totally different but also one of the most spectacular places on the planet.

    Ya done good!! In fact I’m green with envy! Before the year is out i may trade the van for another 4×4 pickup. if I do, it is your fault!

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