Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Other Colorado

When most peeps think of Colorado, they think of mountains. And skiing. Guess what? There's another Colorado. Almost half of Colorado is not mountainous. In fact, the western edge of the Great Plains covers the eastern half of Colorado. The plains may look dull, but if you spend some time there, you will discover a vibrant, arid ecosystem and lots of wildlife.

The Great Plains in eastern Colorado. Looks just like Kansas and Nebraska here!

Denver sits at the western edge of the Great Plains.

You can find prairie dawgs in some vacant land in Denver as well as throughout the Great Plains.

Trains navigate curves as they approach/leave the mountains west of Denver near Boulder. Denver and the Great Plains are visible in the background.

Be sure to click on these pictures to see 'em in full size!

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