Near the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, are Picayne (yes, that’s spelled right) and Placer Gulches. San Juan County Road 9 goes up Picayne Gulch (beware: steep!), hops over the divide and down into Placer Gulch. The views are fantastic! Although the trip starts amid the trees, the road quickly climbs above treeline. I took the video with my helmet camera, a GoPro Hero2 HD, and used CyberLink PowerDirector to speed up the trip quite a bit. I hope you enjoy it! If you like these videos, be sure to subscribe to the website by entering your email address into the box in the right hand column (and you can unsubscribe at any time). You can also see all my videos on my channel at YouTube called My Southwestern Colorado.
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