The scenic road from Gunnison to Ridgway takes you along Cimmaron Road and then over Owl Creek Pass. You can follow the road/trail of Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) as shot in the movie True Grit. It’s contains some amazing forest and pasture land and then takes you to view of the Jagged Cimmaron Ridge and Chimney Rock. Fall is the most beautiful time to visit this area as it’s covered in gold and crimson.
Follow the trail of Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) from the movie “True Grit”. This beautiful drive – suitable for 2-wheel drive vehicles – winds on a dirt road through forest and pastoral landscapes. It offers great views of high and jagged Cimarron Ridge, the 12,152-ft monoliths of Courthouse Mountain and 11,781-ft Chimney Rock. This route is especially appealing in late summer and early fall when the leaves range in color from green to gold to crimson!
I came upon this small pond along the side of the road and just had to stop to capture the amazing reflection off the water. If you would like to see scenery like this, join Ryan Wright and I in our photo tour next fall to this beautiful area near Gunnison/Crested Butte/Telluride area. Check out our Colorado Photo Tours site by clicking on the side banner on the right.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 27 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac And Windows, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4