Trip Reports: High Above Ouray, Colorado - August 2019

Last night I camped up on a high ridgeline in the San Juan Mountains about 4,000 feet above Ouray, Colorado, and enjoyed a fantastic sunset and sunrise from my airy perch.

Colorado, Ouray, San Juan Mountains, photo

Overlooking the town of Ouray, Colorado. In the upper left distance is the Ridgway Reservoir, Montrose, Delta, and the Grand Mesa on the horizon.

Colorado, San Juan Mountains, wildflowers, photo

Indian Paintbrush high above Canyon Creek.

Colorado, Ouray, San Juan Mountains, panorama, sunset, photo

A spectacular sunset over Ouray, Colorado. The "Amphitheater" is prominent on the right side, with Highway 550 - the "Million Dollar Highway" - below leading eventually to Silverton.

Colorado, Ouray, San Juan Mountains, sunrise, town, photo

A brilliant sunrise above Ouray, Colorado.

Colorado, Potosi Peak, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, wildflowers, photo

Sunrise light on Potosi Peak (13,786 ft.) and the Sneffels Range.