Along the Uncompahgre River

At Jim’s recommendation, we plan to rent a jeep in Ouray for a foray into the Uncompahgre National Forest via what they call in Colorado “scenic highways” (aka 4 wheel drive dirt roads).  The jeep rental policies here are a little strange in that they require us to pick up the jeep at 6pm one day and return it by 5pm on the next day.

We spend the afternoon before we pick up the Jeep exploring the parks and towns along the Uncompahgre River.  We hunt Munzee’s in Montrose, then lunch at the Montrose Watersports Park where I captured this story (be sure to bump up the video quality to 720 HD for best viewing):

With our Jeep rented and no where to go, Jim suggests we use the remaining daylight to ride the Yankee Boy Basin and Governor Basin trails.  The flowers in these areas are supposed to be blooming gorgeous and Jim knows how much I love floral excursions.  Here are the pictures from our evening Jeep safari. As it got darker and darker, the flowers became difficult to photograph but the wildlife became much more active – sure wish I had taken my night vision googles!

Waterfall just off 550 above Ouray
Waterfall just off Hwy 550 South of Ouray
Ouray from Scenis Overlook
Ouray from Scenic Overlook
Governor Basin
Governor Basin
Governor Basin
Governor Basin
Nightlife in the Basins
Nightlife in the Basins

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow Stormy (my personal full time RV mechanic and repairman) and me as we travel all over the US in our Country Coach RV. I’ll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks we learn!

4 Replies to “Along the Uncompahgre River”

  1. Thanks for the laughs. We enjoy your blog and videos. Keep up the good work.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I am so glad we met you both. Thanks for checking out my blog!

  2. Is the waterfall picture the one that comes out under the road? If it is that is a tough one to photograph.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I think it is that one, though they have a fairly new overlook there now which makes it somewhat easier to photograph. I still had to do a few contortions to get a pic that showed the falls very well!

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