Fall Color Tours

Steve Dierks took our members on a memorable drive through the fall colors of southern Colorado on the first weekend in October. Actually, he took us on 2 memorable drives – one on Saturday and one on Sunday.

The Saturday drive found 12 star cars and their owners lined up to explore the highways (the byways were reserved for Sunday) from Florence, Wetmore, the Wet Mountains, to Colorado City. The colors were just beginning to change and we got some fabulous pictures along the way. We waved to the bikers at Bishop’s Castle as we drove past, had lunch at the I-25 rest stop in Colorado City, then found our way back along the same route. Amazingly, it looked completely different on the return trip. It was a long day, but well worth it to see the changing quakies.

Then Sunday, we met to do it all over again. This time it was for SUVs and trucks because we were going to get down and get dirty. We traveled back roads, dirt roads, and corduroy roads, mostly at the same time. We got to see the colors around Beulah and the Old Ophir Pass Road. They were awesome. We ended up in Westcliffe at a local dive for burgers before heading home. It was a very satisfying and eye-opening day for all.

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