This small lake high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is part of a fragile ecosystem formed by a geological fault in which the water pooled. The lake’s unique color is due to dissovled carbonate minerals. Visiting this national protected area surrounded by limestone cliffs, cottonwoods trees, and cascades requires a bit of effort: a steep 1,000-foot climb to an altitude of over 7,000 feet.
thank you for sharing this image…on the drive on I-70, I told myself many times, “next time.” Now…the “steep-foot climb” and visitation restrictions, it is unlikely I will be able to visit this amazing place.
You are welcome, Brenda! I’m glad you like the image and that you like the place. It was a difficult climb and descent, especially with my camera and tripod. But, in the end it was worth it 😊.
Beautiful and very peaceful! Well captured.
Thank you, Amy!