When the aspens are this bright, the Yellow Brick Road always comes to my mind for some reason, especially this year because I'm currently reading the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire. This book is freaking me out. I never thought of the Wicked Witch of the West as a person before, and I certainly never felt sorry for her. I have about 100 pages of the book left, and so far I'm thinking those ruby slippers really should have been given to her!If you are a John Wayne fan, you may recognize Chimney Peak from the shootout in True Grit. This is the area where John Wayne shot and killed Robert Duvall. Parts of How the West Was Won was also filmed on Owl Creek Pass.
There is one scene in True Grit filmed in this area with the Sneffels range in the background. It makes me laugh since the movie is supposedly in Arkansas. I've been to Arkansas many times and I never saw mountains like this!