Coal Country (09/21/2002) The area near Redstone was rich in Coal. In 1892 John Cleveland Osgood established his coal empire in the region.
Maroon Bells (09/21/2002) The Maroon Bells tower over the Crystal River Valley in central Colorado.
Colorado Highway 133
Highway 133 is a scenic route that runs between Delta and Carbondale, Colorado. The road passes through several scenic western towns including Paonia and Redstone.
The scenic route provides you with access to the southern reaches of Grand Mesa, and spectacular views of the Maroon Bells. State Road 133 follows the North Fork of the Gunnison River and the Muddy to McClure Pass (elevation 8755 feet). The road then drops into the Crystal River Valley.
(51 pictures) Highway 133 is south of I70. A popular diversion traveling through Colorado is to take U50 from Grand Junction, S133 from Delta, then S82 back to I70 at Glenwood Springs, or visa versa.