Golden rays of sunrise illuminate rock faces of the stark and rugged San Juan Mountains dusted with snow as seen in an aerial view. Shafts of silver, not sunlight, lured miners into Colorado's wilderness where now rugged trails form the Alpine Loop, a Bureau of Land Management back country byway with more than a glimmer of mountain splendor.
- MELISSA FARLOW
- Image Size
- 6000x4090 / 17.4MB
- Contained in galleries
- The Big Open_Public Lands_National Geographic magazine and book 8/2001