Cruise to Westcliffe, October 2004
Several Panteras made the trip to Mike Rock's house at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Range near Westcliffe. The weather was absolutely perfect and the scenery was spectacular. We took all back roads from Denver to Westcliffe. Mike and Trish provided great food and hospitality for the visitors. Enjoy the pictures!
We started at the Conoco near Bandimere Speedway. Another group of car enthusiasts was meeting there as well, so the gas station was like a mini car show.
Crusing along through Pleasant Park (east of Conifer).
Remnants of the burn area near Buffalo Creek from the fires a couple years ago.
Approaching Woodland Park, we can see Pike's Peak in the distance.
Snow-covered Pike's Peak.
Fuel stop at Woodland Park.
Fall foliage near Midland.
Traffic increased as we approached Cripple Creek. The Sangre de Cristo Range is visible on the horizon.
Crusing through historic downtown Cripple Creek.
High Park Road west of Cripple Creek.
Heading south on Highway 67 between Florence and Wetmore. We've stepped out of the mountains and are in the dry, lower elevation at this point.
Getting back into the hills near Greenwood on Highway 96 we get back into some great fall colors (sorry about the sun glare in the windshield!).
The highway follows North Hardscrabble Creek through the canyon as we head upgrade.
As we approach Silver Cliff we get a great view of the Sangre de Cristo Range straight ahead.
Now we're getting close to Mike's house near Westcliffe.
Panteras in Mike's driveway. Mark Krivanek drove his Pantera in from Salida to meet us.
Mark, Dave, and Dennis (L to R) watching Steve McQueen's Le Mans on TV.
Gorgeous back patio.
View of Horn Peak from the living room window.
Mike and Trish's southwestern style ranch home.
Trish introduces Dennis to one of the horses.
Trish gives the folks a tour of the property.
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