Colorado Adventure 2010 | Day 5


Imogene Pass

August 29, 2010

After a good night’s sleep along the Jersey Jim Lookout Loop trail, I continued northeast towards the Jersey Jim Lookout.

From the 1930’s through the 1970’s fire lookout towers were at the heart of the Forest Service fire detection system. By the 1980’s these towers became obsolete as individual lightning strikes are now recorded by satellite and most forest fires are detected by airplanes. This tower is available to the public for nightly rental.

Next I took a quick detour from the Jersey Jim Lookout Loop onto the Gold Run Loop.

Hesperus Mountain…the Navajo Sacred Mountain of the North

After finishing up both loops, I decided it was time to start heading back home. I headed northwest on CO 145 to Telluride and then made my way over Imogene Pass to Ouray so I could finish my drive home. I’ve been over Imogene Pass a number of times and the scenery never gets old 🙂

Social Tunnel

The full photo gallery from this day can be found here: Imogene Pass Photo Gallery

Well, that’s it for my 2010 Colorado Adventure. Hope you enjoyed reading my trip report as much as I enjoyed creating it!