September 29, 2007 - My friend Ron was visiting me this weekend and with
the autumn colors practically bursting,
we made the scenic drive up Chaffee County Road 390 to the ghost towns of
Vicksburg. Vicksburg is the first stop, located close to the Missouri Gulch Trailhead,
which leads to "14ers" such as Mt. Belford,
Mt. Oxford and Missouri Mountain.
Above are two photos of some original structures that remain in the town.
Many of the homes are privately owned with some year-round residents.
I love the tree covered road and the old stage coach!
The autumn foliage was indeed amazing on the Saturday we visited.
Here is one of my favorite pictures as we traveled west on Chaffee County Road 390.
You can see all of my autumn foliage pictures from that day here: Fall Foliage Gallery.
Winfield is four miles farther up into the canyon. There are fewer
original structures remaining in the town, but I got a nice one of my buddy Ron
standing in front of the old schoolhouse.
There are stunning views of the Rocky Mountains in all
directions in Winfield. (The same small structure is in both photos above.)
One more picture of some autumn foliage from Winfield!