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Routt County in photos: August 5, 2013

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Hikers begin the descent of West Maroon Pass July 29 on their way from Aspen to Crested Butte.

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Tom Ross: Colorado's mountains beckon to hikers from across the Western Slope

Some might argue that there is no need to leave Northwest Colorado to enjoy some of the best hiking in Colorado. But I find that I rekindle my enthusiasm for familiar hikes closer to Steamboat by taking road trips throughout the American West.


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