Mount Sopris

Marty CohenColorado, Landscape, Locations10 Comments

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Mount Sopris, Colorado

Mount Sopris is located at the northwest end of the Elk Mountains in western Colorado.

We just returned from a fun trip to Carbondale, Lafayette and Boulder Colorado for a family reunion and to spend time exploring Colorado with Cathleen’s cousins. The trip started in Carbondale and we stayed with one of her cousins Gary, and his wife Lori. They built a magnificent home in Carbondale with a living room window that frames Mount Sopris when you enter the house. This photograph was taken the first morning after we arrived. I came downstairs, walked outside in the back and this is what I saw. I’ve seen photographs of the mountain in winter, covered with snow, and it’s even more beautiful. More photos from Colorado to come over the next few weeks.

According to Wikipedia, Mount Sopris is located at the northwest end of the Elk Mountains in western Colorado south of Carbondale. It has two summits that are one-half mile apart and have exactly the same elevation of 12,965 feet. It’s named for Richard Sopris the former mayor of Denver and part of the first European expedition in the Roaring Fork Valley beneath the mountain.

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/16, ISO 80 captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card

10 Comments on “Mount Sopris”

  1. Wow, it’s so clear! I think when we were there the mountain was slightly shrouded in clouds and I think there was some smoke in the air as well.

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