I took this photograph during a bike ride from half-way up Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. Gazing down upon the city, I realized it’s not very often you see photographs of the skyline looking anywhere other than west, toward the mountains. From this vantage point, Denver’s less-common nickname, the Queen City of the Plains, becomes much more understandable. All you see past downtown is Colorado’s eastern plains. Vast, flat and full of sky.
Mountains most often come to mind when people think of Colorado’s physical landscape and that is understandable. But the eastern plains showcase a different environment. Special in its own right and one hundred percent Colorado.