One of the favorite roads that head up into the mountains from Ouray, is County Road 361.
Locally known as the Camp Bird Road since it accesses the once huge and prolific Camp Bird Mine.
This dirt track also accesses Imogene Pass Road which climbs over 13000' then drops abruptly into Telluride. If you continue past Camp Bird Mine and Imogene Pass Road, you will reach the iconic Yankee Boy Basin, where water tumbles from twin falls and wild flowers literally blanket a verdant basin from mid July through August. We use the Camp Bird road all year as one of our exercise routes. We love experiencing the changing seasons along this scenic byway.
|First wash on the mountain and sky, frisket saving whites where the quakies and snow will be|
|Second wash on the mountains and sky|
|adding evergreens and first wash for aspen leaves|
|Shadows and more evergreens|
|more detail and foreground|
|"Spring Comes to the Camp Bird Road"|