Monday, September 14, 2015

Sinks Canyon Road

Jane, Leane, and I planned a 4-wheeler ride for rookies, just the easy ride.  I thought that riding the Sinks Canyon Road might just be the ticket.  Jane road my extra machine, and Leane rode her new Kawasaki.  You should see the trailer that her husband fixed up for her; it's a beauty!!  This was her first run. 

As we drove up on South Pass, it became evident that the Fall colors were in full swing at higher elevations...and only the 2nd weekend in September???  Yeah, no kidding...glad I've got the pictures to prove it. 

A selfie... Leane, me, Jane.

We stayed on the Sinks Canyon Road except for a short, two mile ride up the 4-wheeler trail which goes over Limestone Mountain.  It gave the gals some experience riding over rocks and straddling gullies, and they did very well.  From the point where we stopped, we could see Continental Peak and Oregon Buttes off to the east.  Then we made our way back to the main road and drove to Louis Lake for lunch. 

I don't believe I've ever seen so many campers up here...more folks than on other weekends, for sure.  Perhaps it was because the weather was perfect this the 80's, no wind, clear skies. And this may be the last weekend of the season for this kind of activity.  We saw several folks just taking a ride to see the fall colors, stopping periodically for photos.

The weather was warm, skies were clear, and only an occasional breeze.  What a perfect day to be in the mountains, riding through the pine.  The fragrance was refreshing!


  1. What beautiful scenery! Yes, it does seem very early for that much color. Things are early here, too; not fall color so much as harvests, like apples and grapes.

  2. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  3. Fall is sneaking up on us, huh?

    Love the photos

  4. such pretty colours! we don't get that here. its all evergreens mostly. i think you need that cold night weather to bring them out. looks like fun!

  5. Sure does seem early for fall color, but we are seeing it here, too. Maybe because it's been so dry? Sounds like you had a fun day!

  6. I love the smell of pines. Great photos!

  7. Oh those beautiful colors. My BFF here in Orlando is doing a driving trip from Santa Fe up to Colorado. She sent me photos from Arches Nat'l Park today. SOOOO beautiful.

    Love your bright yellow helmet.....I'm guessing it matches YOUR 4-wheeler?