Some of the local T crowd likes to go to Johnson's corner for breakfast or at least their famous cinnamon roles. The following picture was taken from inside the café. The highest peak is Long's Peak at over 14,000 feet. It makes for a good climb. Johnson's is a truck stop on North 1-25 near Loveland. It makes for a nice short run in a model T, about a 30 or so mile round trip.
But it's not the best little cafe by a dam site.
But is it the best little cafe by a dam site.
Hah, I'm tired. I screwed up my edit.
It does not look like I still have the Johnson corner picture I will have to try and bring it back. The Dam Site is on highwy 34 the entrance to the drive up to Estes Park, Within a mile you are in a narrow canyon with giant cliffs above you on both sides. I have a picture of the start up the canyon if I can post it. I will try.
I think (hope) I have the picture now, looking out the front window of Johnson's Truck Stop .
A lot of white out there.
Mike, Soon to be a lot of white around here too. Beautiful scenery! I need to try a drive in the mountains sometime. Been too long since I've been out there.
Me too. Gotta go west in a T next year (after most of the snow melts).
I visited Dave in early October and was reminded of a John Denver song... the one that goes "Almost heaven,...Colorado".
If you want great food in Colorado, try Jenny's in Empire
Those mountains have been there a long time. I am surprised the folks in Boulder have not tried to have them
removed for safety or environmental reasons.
Any plans for another Colorado/Wyoming tour? I've been on a couple and would love to come back. Could probably talk a couple others from the NW into coming too.
Sorry I didn't answer sooner. I don't know how to answer your question. It take a club to sponsor a tour like that. The last time we had 85 Ts on the tour. Most all the T clubs in Colorado have disbanded. Denver is still going. There used to be 5 T clubs in Colorado.
I know that a lot of people like to come to Colorado to tour. We had 285 Ts at Estes Park in 1989. It was sponsored by the Akron, Colorado T Club but they no longer exist.
We are still doing Leaf Peeper tours in late September. The fall of the year is the best time to tour in Colorado. It has real good weather less traffic and of coarse the Aspen. The Leaf Peeper tours are shorter tours, this year it was 4 days. We still do some of the higher passes Like Trail Ridge, Cameron Pass and Snowy Range Pass in Wyoming. this year we left Berthoud went over Trail Ridge to Granby. On the second day we went over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs. The third day we went back over Rabbit Ears Pass to Walden. The Fourth day we went over Cameron Pass back to Berthoud. We had Ron and Linda Dupree with us from Illinois this year. It was not an official sponsored tour by any club, a group of us just went.
At other times if someone comes through with a T and would like to have someone else in a T accompany them up to the mountains I would be more than happy to go with them and I can usually scare up some other Ts. If you can not bring your T to Colorado, Stop by any way the wife always has coffee and bake goods on hand and if the persons wants I will load them in one of my Ts and head up Trail Ridge or at least to Estes park.
The last time I was there (2007) they were charging an admission fee to get in the hotel. I had been in to see the steamer before that, so I didn't go in. Are they still charging?
Steve Jelf: What a great shot of the Stanley Hotel. I don't know if they are charging or not. I have not been in the Hotel since about 1998 when we had the National Tour in Estes. I did not know that they are now charging an entrance fee. We lined up 217 Model Ts in the field in front of the hotel and took a picture. A fellow came down from Alaska to take the picture. At time and for awhile after, someone had a 1910 Stanley Steamer Bus and was giving rides around town. The chug/chug of the bus was one of the GEATEST SOUNDS I have ever heard.
From the 2007 tour....
Near Rabbit Ears Pass this fall
A little further down the road, approaching Cameron Pass
Nice picture. For those that don't know Cameron Pass is on Highway 14 between Walden, Co. and Fort Collins. It is 90 miles of very scenic mountains and meadows, along the Poudre River. The top is 10,276 feet.
Two years ago we stopped on the Leaf Peeper Tour to take a picture just below the top of the pass.
In this picture a couple of us stopped to take a picture on the East Side of Cameron Pass.
Not to far below Cameron pass on the East side is some nice falls to take pictures of. We always stop here on the trip over to Walden.
I ran across this picture while I was doing some sorting. I didn't even know I had it. I hope it prints. I will see if I can print it. It would also be close to Peterson Corner above.
When we were on our way to Alaska we stopped in Greeley to visit our oldest daughter so natch we went to Estes Park.In 2006 we saw the Stanley and also one inside.At the time there was a artsy fartsy store that had a Stanley you could sit in and take pictures.I think the best place to see a Stanley Mountain Wagon and other Stanley's is the Old Car Festival!!?? Bud.