On our first day, we took the scenic route through the adobe hills to Black Canyon of the Gunnison. I've been so many times, and posted lots of photos from there, I didn't even bring a camera this time. After lunch, we headed toward Colorado National Monument, another place I visit often. However, due to road construction at the entrance to the park, we took a detour through adjacent public lands, some of which I had never seen. The canyons there were much like the monument, deep and colorful with interesting formations.
While the road to Animas Forks was technically open, there was enough snow on it to make it interesting. Most of the waterfalls in the Animas River were flowing well, but a few had serious icicles.