Dallas Divide

San Juan Mts AU11-450

The Dallas Divide is a pass on the northwest side of the San Juan Skyway. It contains some of the most spectacular and at the same time easily accessed scenery in the San Juan Mountains. The main Dallas Divide point, photographically speaking, is not quite at the pass, but is large place on the side of the row below the pass which gives such vantage points as follows:

As can be seen, the Dallas Divide presents colorful foothills (especially in Autumn) rolling up toward imposing mountains. Further down the road, toward Ridgway, the scenery becomes more pastoral, as per below:

The large imposing hulk of a mountain in the above pic is Mount Sneffels, one of the most picturesque piles in all of Colorado. County Road 7, right off the main highway (alias Dallas Creek Road) allows one to get more up close and personal with Sneffels:

The Dallas Divide area of the San Juans provide gorgeous scenery bursting with color and imposing mountains. In early autumn, when the leaves begin to turn, photographers come from all over to capture the stunning landscape. One evening at Dallas Divide there must have been at least 25 photographers.