Unique Natural Features
Colorado, Utah, Arizona
Window Rock on Shelf Road, on the Gold Belt Loop
The map below indicates quite a few of the natural wonders and cultural and historic features that are present in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. As time goes on, I get deeper and deeper into the countryside in my explorations and I do what I need to to earn the "bragging rights" that allow me to expound on all the beautiful and wondrous things that I come across. And there's something about taking my own photos as I do this...
Clicking on an active name on the imagemap below will take you to that part of sangres.com. Some of these presentations have photo galleries and maps attached to them, and some will be expanded as I spend more time in each area and explore it for myself. Most of these pages also contain links to the official State and National Park Service and Forest Service websites for those attractions. Some of these pages are simply about elements that my website visitors have enquired about.
So many wonders, so little time... This collection of data and photos is by no means comprehensive. This is a large landscape with an abundance of elements that I want to see and touch and explore for myself. Wait a minute... did you hear it? That was the Call of the Wild again. It keeps ringing in my ears and in my head... Gotta get rid of this day job and get on with living my life... not getting any younger, you know...
On a regular basis my presentation outgrows this map and I have to replace it with a new one. That means that I'm having fun and getting ready to have more...
|Just click on an attraction name and you will be taken to that part of sangres.com.
Or you can use the list below:
Arches National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Bandelier National Monument
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Carson National Forest
Gunnison National Forest
Pike National Forest
Rio Grande National Forest
San Isabel National Forest
San Juan National Forest
Cimarron Canyon State Park
The Dakota Wall
Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks
La Veta Pass
Lake San Cristobal
Lathrop State Park
Rio Grande Gorge
San Luis Lakes State Park
Slumgullion Earthflow & Pass
Trinidad Lake State Park
Wheeler Geologic Area
Wolf Creek Pass
|Other Features Covered But Not On The Map Or Listed Above:
Angel Peak National Recreation Area
Arapaho - Roosevelt National Forest
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Buttes, Plugs and Cones
Cochetopa Pass - East Side
Cochetopa Pass - West Side
Colorado National Monument
Cuchara Pass - South Side
Cuchara Pass - North Side
Dawson Cemetery National Historic Site
Eagle Nest Lake State Park
Fort Union National Monument
Grand Mesa National Forest
Greenhorn Mountain National Wilderness Area
John Martin Reservoir
Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge
Monte Vista NWR
Morrow Point Lake
Orilla Verde National Recreation Area
Pecos National Historical Park
Pueblo Lake State Park
Santa Fe National Forest
Taos Gorge Bridge
Uncompahgre National Forest
White River National Forest
From the size of the map and the length of my list, you might see that I'm having a bit of a dilemma: how to organize this data in an easily accessible manner. At the same time, there's so much stuff in this website that I'm never sure if I've got it all on the proper list or map or even if it's all properly linked together. These high-end web editing programs only tell me when I've broken a previously made link, not when I forget to make a new link. And then I look at my bookcase and see the huge backlog of photos, data and maps, just waiting to be processed and added to the site... so why don't I quit the day job and just do this full time... what a great idea!
Update 2011: Well... that was a good idea until our wondrous politicians and their greedy banker friends decided to loot America and shift all the proceeds overseas. Now I get phone calls from people in India wanting to know how they can get at whatever money I still have left... Back in 1992 Bill Clinton made his first inaugural speech. In that speech he said "the American Dream is over. Our children and our grand-children are not going to have it as good as we've had it. It's time to pay the bill." Then he presided over the eight years of greatest middle class American prosperity in history. It's like Ronald Reagan's "trickle-down economics" finally worked (beginning many years after that also famous speech). Now we're seeing the truth of that "American Dream is over" speech, also many years after the speech was first uttered.
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