La Plata Mountains are located just northwest of the town of Durango, Colorado, in the southwest corner of the greater San Juan Mountains. I guess it shows how vast the San Juans are that it's taken me 16 years to finally go visit La Platas! I've spied their rugged ridges off in the distance many times from the Weminuche Wilderness or the western San Juans, but for some reason I just never got around to driving down there. This week we finally made it happen, with one night camping in the truck and one night in the tent out in the backcountry. I must say the beauty of this range exceeded my expectations and I'm surprised it took me so long to come see!
Light in La Platas
July 2022 | La Plata Mountains, Colorado