Denver to Santa Fe

Left the freeway at Walsenburg, CO and took the back roads to Santa Fe. It was obvious that southern Colorado had gotten smacked with a blizzard in the past few days. There were drifts bigger than you see even in Minnesota. However, the roads were, for the most part, melted off. 

For most of 200 miles, this was typical of the spectacular scenery. After crossing the New Mexico border, the towns became a little more rustic. The mountains faded to pink at sunset, but the light is so dim then that it is impossible to capture it without setting up the tripod.