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United States : Colorado

12.0 miles (19.3 km) WSW of Rangely, Rio Blanco, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 1709 m (5606 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 71°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies next to this bush, atop a ridge, 0.3 miles west of Cottonwood Creek Road #6: All GPS zeros! #7: Looking down towards Cottonwood Creek and the road, just east of the point #8: Looking across Cottonwood Creek to the point (0.2 miles away), on top of this hill #9: Cottonwood Creek was completely dry during my visit

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#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

23-Aug-2016 -- From the border town of Dinosaur, Colorado, I drove south-east on Highway 64, then (shortly before reaching the town of Rangely) turned westward onto gravel roads that passed through oil processing facilities. After crossing a bridge over the White River, I turned south onto Cottonwood Creek Road - a very rough dirt road that I’d be wary of driving on during wet weather. Fortunately, however, the weather today (in late August) was dry, so I continued along the road, which passed 0.3 miles east of the point.

At this point, I parked and began hiking. At 0.2 miles from the point, I crossed Cottonwood Creek, which today was completely dry. Then, just 0.1 miles from the point, I encountered a steep hillside, made up of loose, sandy soil. After scrambling up this steep hill (more than 200’ vertical elevation gain in just 0.1 miles!), I reached the point, which lies on top of a ridge, next to a bush. This is quite a spectacular point.

After taking my photos, I scrambled quickly down the hill to return to my car, because I saw an approaching thunderstorm, and did not want to be drenched in torrential, as I had been just a month ago in Lithuania.


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies next to this bush, atop a ridge, 0.3 miles west of Cottonwood Creek Road
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: Looking down towards Cottonwood Creek and the road, just east of the point
#8: Looking across Cottonwood Creek to the point (0.2 miles away), on top of this hill
#9: Cottonwood Creek was completely dry during my visit
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