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United States : Colorado

13.0 miles (20.9 km) NE of Buena Vista (Chaffee), Park, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 2827 m (9274 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 39°S 74°E

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#2: 39N 106W view to the North #3: 39N 106W view to the South #4: 39N 106W view to the East #5: Road leading into Pike National Forest

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  39°N 106°W (visit #1)  

#1: 39N 106W view to the West

(visited by Michael DiGrazia)

24-Jul-2000 -- I left Boulder for the "confluence point" at 10 AM on Saturday, riding my motorcycle on Rt. 7 past Central City to I-70 then Rt. 6 over Loveland Pass. Found outdoor music festival in Frisco and decided to stay in Breckenridge. The next morning I rode west on Route 9 over Hoosier Pass and witnessed a spectacular view of mountains that glowed gold in the rising sun. Passed through Fairplay and turned right on Rt. 285 to Pony Park Rd. The glaciers that carved these mountain valleys left fine red sands that are hot in the summer sun. The road cut across ponds of sage and flowers and the boundary of Pike National Forest. At an unmarked fork, a short distance before a water crossing, the road forked to the right and off the GPS e-map along the most direct path. There was a barbed wire cattle gate to open/close then a stream where I parked with 1.02 miles remaining. After second water crossing the road marked 155 forked to the left and along a field of sage where a large well-fed coyote was running parallel to trail. Spotted deer tracks and two eagles. Gunshots heard from several directions. Confluence point located in field about 15 ft North of road, 40 ft. West of aspen grove. Return ride was very scenic, East along Rt. 285 then North to Evergreen and Rt. 9 to Boulder to complete the loop.


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#1: 39N 106W view to the West
#2: 39N 106W view to the North
#3: 39N 106W view to the South
#4: 39N 106W view to the East
#5: Road leading into Pike National Forest
#6: GPS e-map
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