Over Labor Day weekend, my father and I took a drive to the little town of Collbran. Collbran is almost directly south of my father's town, Parachute, but because of the mountains, you have to drive west and then southeast to get there. The drive is beautiful and takes about an hour. Here are some photos of the scenery along the way:
Fractional road names are not uncommon in certain parts of Western Colorado! The little city of Grand Junction is infamous for having fractional roads:
Here are pictures of the town of Collbran, which pretty much has one main street and some residential areas. The first photo is of the rodeo grounds.
The main street:
I love the "Hunter" bumper sticker on the truck outside the taxidermy shop:
My dad and I ate lunch at Collbran's Cattleman's Grill. The burgers here are AMAZING. Local beef, mushrooms, sliced avocado. The restaurant also has a great community atmosphere. The waitresses know all the customers, and they talk about who in the area is cutting hay, or whose sons are in need of jobs. The brands on the walls are from some of the first ranches established in the area, many of which no longer exist: