Ole Southwest Tour

Adventure Day Ten – Montrose, Colorado

We get up earlier today at 5, because we have to be at the Royal Gorge by 8:15 to go across the bridge in the Model A’s. We get breakfast and find out we made the paper.

It must be going to be a good day – because when we go out to the car Jay had taken a picture of Lizzie with the rainbow ending at her!

Rainbow and Lizzie

We head out to the bridge. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world, now surpassed by one in China. It is now open only to pedestrians, but Marcus got a special permit to allow our group to cross in the Model A’s.

Rick actually got out of the car on the bridge, just didn’t look down!
View of the gorge from the bridge, it is a long way down!
A view of the river way down there through the planks on the bridge!

We go on ahead on our way to Montrose. The Fall colors are at their peak.

We hit some rain, but not bad as we go along the canyon next to the Arkansas River. The head waters of the Arkansas River are here but end in Arkansas and end up a tributary to the Mississippi River!

With Fall colors, snow on the top of the peaks and big clouds, made for a very pretty drive today!!!

We stop in Gunnison for gas and lunch. It was a very enjoyable lunch ending with homemade cherry cobbler! Then it is on to Montrose for the night.