Independence Day Weekend in the Flat Tops

Saturday & Sunday, July 3-4, 2010

This weekend Amanda and I headed up into the Flat Tops to explore an area we hadn’t been to yet. We started in Dotsero and headed up Coffee Pot Road, following a number of side roads to see where they went. We made a large loop that brought us next to the Flat Tops Wilderness area and to Adam’s Lake, before making our way back to Heart Lake. We setup camp on the shore of Bison Lake for the night. The next morning we checked out the Grizzly Jeep Trail and then made our way down to Glenwood Springs via the Transfer Trail. Here’s a few photos from the weekend.

Headed to the Deep Creek Overlook
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View over Deep Creek
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Following the little used Coffee Pot Corral Road
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Big storm cloud rolling it. It rained for a little bit until this cloud blew over
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Ten Mile Park
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The Jack Springs Road ended at a nice overlook, where we stopped for lunch.
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Stopped at Heart Lake
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Camp at Bison Lake
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Following the Flat Tops Wilderness Area boundary
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The very scenic Adams Lake
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Bison Lake…if you look closely you can see our camp.
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Tiles of rock I came across while out searching for a geocache near camp.
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Grizzly Jeep Trail
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Haypress Lake along the Transfer Trail
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An interesting sign we came across…
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Windy Point over No Name Canyon
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View down over Glenwood Springs
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We made it back home with plenty of time to grab some dinner before heading out to watch the fireworks show on Sunday night. It was another good weekend, and we were happy to find that this area was not as crowded as some others we have gone to on the 4th of July weekends of the past. We will definitely be back to explore some more!


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