I captured this scene using the Really Right Stuff Multi-row Nodal system.
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About the Location:
Located in the Southwestern corner of Colorado is a high mountain pass known as the Dallas Divide, 8,983 feet at it's tallest peak. During the fall months, you are treated to the beautiful aspens that contrast up against this rugged range.
The pass is a saddle between the San Juan Mountains to the south and the Uncompahgre Plateau to the north and provides amazing vistas for the towns of Ridgeway and Telluride, among others. Colorado's Rocky Mountains posed a formidable obstacle for early explorers and pioneers. A toll road was first constructed over Dallas Divide in 1880 linking the town of Dallas near Ridgway with Telluride. In 1890 the Rio Grande Southern Railroad was built over the divide from Ridgway to Telluride.
Pictured here is a panoramic vista of the Dallas Divide near the town of Ridgway at the absolute peak of fall color, which carpets the foothills of these majestic peaks in rich, vibrant yellows, oranges and reds adding to this wonderful scenic view.