We finished up our stay at the Jensen Inn Bed & Breakfast in Jensen, Utah with a yummy homemade breakfast.
The kids also surprised us and packed up our entire room at the Jensen Inn and loaded the Jeep. After the kids finished and we jumped in the Jeep, we waved goodbye and set out for Colorful Colorado.
Despite traveling light, it somehow takes us a long time to get packed up and onto the road each day. While we have gotten used to our late starts, it typically means that we do not arrive at our next destination until dinner time or later.
And while today's total mileage was under 300 miles traveling from Jensen Utah to Placerville Colorado, we still spent most of the day driving and sightseeing as we took the Unaweep scenic byway, also known as highway 141. The Unaweep highway travels deep into a gorge that gives the feeling of driving through the Grand Canyon with its red colored walls and lush green plants. However, don't be mistaken for this red colored river that parallels the highway is not the Colorado River, but the Dolores River.
Here are a few images from our beautiful drive along the Unaweep highway. The weather was a combination of sun, followed by rain that in some parts washed mud onto the two-lane road.
We arrived in Placerville, Colorado and are now just about 10 miles from Telluride. We enjoyed dinner at the lodge and are now looking forward to being in Telluride for the first time tomorrow.