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Temple Canyon Park, Texas Creek and Cotopaxi, Highway 9 North - November 14, 2003

Temple Canyon Park, CO I had a free afternoon and it was one of those days where I had to get out of the house. From Manitou Springs, I drive south toward Canon City and ventured on a few roads less traveled.

Temple Canyon Park

To get to Temple Canyon Park, go south on 1st Street in Canon City and follow the signs when you leave town.

Temple Canyon Park Before I entered the park, I photographed this mountain view to the north.
Temple Canyon Road This is principally a drive-thru park.
Fremont County, CO
Colorado Mountain Scenery
Two photos from an overlook.

Temple Canyon Park is a pleasant drive with some nice scenery.

Other Fremont County pages:

  • Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting
  • West Fremont County
  • Hayden Pass
  • Skyline Drive
  • Temple Canyon Park, CO And that's the actual Temple Canyon, with a nice stream running through. (The lighting is pretty bad in this one.)

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    Near Texas Creek and Cotopaxi
    Dirt Road This is actually the dirt road that leads out of Temple Canyon Park, approaching the spur to the south rim of Royal Gorge.
    Beautiful Sky Nice shot of the sky!
    Canon City, CO I started to head up the canyon. CLICK HERE to see photos of my bike ride from Canon City to Salida on Highway 50!
    Winding Road Heading south on Highway 69, south of Texas Creek.
    Looking back north, the skies were very clear ...
    ... yet looking south, a storm fogged up the Sangre de Cristo range.

    See the zoom-in anyway. It's pretty nice! ;)
    Colorado Mountains Another pretty shot.
    Arkansas River, CO The Arkansas River!

    Photos upstream from the Arkansas Valley:
  • Cottonwood Pass
  • Chaffee County Autumn
  • 2002 Bike Ride

  • Highway 9 North to the County Line
    Near Canon City, take Highway 9 North if you want to get to Guffey, Hartsel or other areas in Southern Park County.
    Picture taken through the windshield of my car.
    Colorado Rocky Mountains More beautiful mountain scenery.
    How embarrassing!

    Guffey has an "E" between the second "F" and "Y!" ;)
    Just inside the northern county line. The lighting was horrible in the photo, but it's a nice view!

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