Rio Grande River (isn’t that redundant?)

Today we drove to Lake City, CO and, as Bob says, the Rio Grande River is larger here, near the headwaters, than it is where it ends in the Gulf of Mexico. The small road you see going off to the left in one picture is the 20 mile gravel road to the headwaters (more on that later).  The river apparently begins at Pyramid Peak (pretty obvious in one picture) at 13,821 feet (so we won’t actually get to the headwaters) and flows 1,885 miles to the Gulf.  It is the third longest river in the US after the Mississippi and the Missouri.  The snow capped mountain is just to show that there is still snow on the mountains in July!

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