We head up into the canyon as far as allowed. The roadway heading up to the dam is basically the old D&RGW Right-of-Way.
Morrow Point Dam
Also here is trail along Mesa Creek that take you down to river level. We will take a short hike beyond the bridge and down stream. In the photo below you can see the muddy water of the creek as it reaches the clearer water of the river.
Mesa Creek Trail
As we continue our Adventures we cross over Cerro Summit; quick stop for a photo.
Cerro Summit (7,959ft)
Once in Montrose we head back to the D&RGW Depot; this time to tour the inside of the now Montrose Heritage Museum. Lots of interesting stuff inside and out including a few more Railroad items.
D&RGW Depot – Montrose, CO (Heritage Museum)
We will also head over to another museum to find out it’s FREE DAY so score one for timing. Wonderful Native America museum dedicated to the Ute Indian Tribe. Well worth the stop!
Ute Indian Museum
With the day complete We make one last stop to photograph a Boxcar we have seen many time when here in town but have never stopped to photograph. Chalk up one Fruit Growers Express Refrigerator Car now used as a storage shed.