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(20,335 posts)
Thu Oct 12, 2023, 08:42 PM Oct 2023

Driving down a National Forest Service Road...

this morning:

These are called “dikes” by the locals, but may be the official name also.

They were horizontal strata that were uplifted by tectonic/seismic forces to the vertical position. They may run for miles.

I liked this one because the road was put thru it, and then those beautiful aspens this time of year.

on edit SE Colorado

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Driving down a National Forest Service Road... (Original Post) ret5hd Oct 2023 OP
That is a really lovely sight. Thanks for sharing. brer cat Oct 2023 #1
Looks like a low clearance to me, but Emile Oct 2023 #2
I think big trucks are a very rare sight... ret5hd Oct 2023 #3
And on another tangent... ret5hd Oct 2023 #4
Wow, what a beautiful picture. Emile Oct 2023 #5
Yet another version of paradise. WhiteTara Oct 2023 #6
Do you kind my asking where that is specifically? Bristlecone Oct 2023 #7
Look up these coordinates: ret5hd Oct 2023 #8
The town of Stonewall, CO... ret5hd Oct 2023 #9
Hah! Just found it on google maps: ret5hd Oct 2023 #10
Can't thank you enough Bristlecone Oct 2023 #11


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3. I think big trucks are a very rare sight...
Thu Oct 12, 2023, 09:11 PM
Oct 2023

on that road! It was 10 - 15 miles of 5 - 10 mph switchbacks and ruts in the San Isabel NF.

We stayed 2 nights, hiked the West Spanish Peak Trail (no, we didn’t get to the top!)


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4. And on another tangent...
Thu Oct 12, 2023, 09:19 PM
Oct 2023

my god my god…if more people would get outside, take that random-or-not-so-random freeway exit, and really truly deeply see what we have here in this country…the utter wonderful majesty…

maybe we would have less people trying to tear down and destroy it.

West Spanish Peak Trail


(10,052 posts)
7. Do you kind my asking where that is specifically?
Thu Oct 12, 2023, 09:27 PM
Oct 2023

I see the Dikes Trailhead on the map, but the dikes seem to be pretty scattered. I’d like to take the family down there.


(20,335 posts)
8. Look up these coordinates:
Thu Oct 12, 2023, 09:40 PM
Oct 2023

37.34850, -105.02457

then look very very closely at whatever map system you are using and follow the forest service road that goes towards Aguilar, CO.

on edit again: County Road 46

It is on that road.

on edit: those coordinates are the Cordova Pass Campground.


(20,335 posts)
10. Hah! Just found it on google maps:
Thu Oct 12, 2023, 10:46 PM
Oct 2023

Apishapa Arch

I didn’t know it had a name until I started researching it so I could answer your question!

I put that (above) in google maps and it went right there.

Go fast — the aspen are turning and probably won’t last long.

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