State Highway 133

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Drought YearDrought Year (09/21/2002) The Paonia Reservoir was low in 2002...a drought year.

View Toward Maroon BellsView Toward Maroon Bells (09/21/2002) A view from State 133 toward the Maroon Bells.

State Road 133State Road 133 (09/21/2002) Looking down the Muddy River Valley on Highway 133 in central Colorado.

Highway 133Highway 133 (09/21/2002)

SummitSummit (09/21/2002) Near the Summit of Highway 133.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (09/21/2002) Aspen grove on Highway 133.

Maroon BellsMaroon Bells (09/21/2002) First glimpse of the Maroon Bells from Highway 133.

Highway 133Highway 133 (09/21/2002) Dropping into the Crystal River Valley.

Crystal River ValleyCrystal River Valley (09/21/2002) The Crystal River Valley on highway 133.

Maroon BellsMaroon Bells (09/21/2002) The Maroon Bells from highway 133.

Maroon BellsMaroon Bells (09/21/2002) The Maroon Bells from Highway 133. Maroon Peak is highest peak in the range at 14,156 ft.

Fall FolliageFall Folliage (09/21/2002) Fall folliage along Crystal Creek in central Colorado.

Crystal CreekCrystal Creek (09/21/2002) The Crystal River along State Road 133. Camping is limited along the river.

RocksRocks (09/21/2002) The Crystal Clear water of Crystal Creek.

Crystal CreekCrystal Creek (09/21/2002) Crystal Creek with the Maroon Bells in the background.

Crystal CreekCrystal Creek (09/21/2002) Crystal Creek along Highway 133.

Fall LeavesFall Leaves (09/21/2002) Fall leaves brighten the road.

Crystal ValleyCrystal Valley (09/21/2002) The geology changes from high mountains to red rock canyon as you drop in elevation.

Hays Creek FallsHays Creek Falls (09/21/2002) Hays Creek Falls is just off highway 133. The falls drops through a thick layer of red sandstone.

Hays Creek FallsHays Creek Falls (09/21/2002)

Hays Creek FallsHays Creek Falls (09/21/2002)

Redstone KilnsRedstone Kilns (09/21/2002)

Coke OvensCoke Ovens (09/21/2002) The historic coke ovens at Redstone Colorado.

Coke OvensCoke Ovens (09/21/2002) Redstone Coke Ovens with the Maroon Bells in the distant background.

Redstone Coke OvensRedstone Coke Ovens (09/21/2002) There were over 200 coke ovens used by the mines established by John Osgood in Redstone.

Redstone WalkwayRedstone Walkway (09/21/2002)

WalkwayWalkway (09/21/2002) A walkway in Redstone.

Coal CountryCoal 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 BellsMaroon Bells (09/21/2002) The Maroon Bells tower over the Crystal River Valley in central Colorado.

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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.

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Context: On the Road

Grand Mesa (34 pictures) Highway 133 is just south of the Grand Mesa.

Grand Junction, Colorado (95 pictures) Highway 133 merges with US 50. It joins I70 at Grand Junction.

Interstate 70 (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.

Sunny Colorado (5 pictures) Highway 133 is in Central Colorado.

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