After completing California Pass we had the option of driving to Animas Forks or taking the long way around through Placer Gulch. Since we have been to Animas so many times, we picked Placer Gulch even though it was pouring down rain the whole drive. I have read that this is a great location to see wildflowers, but it's still a little early in this area.The gulch is full of old mines, mills and buildings. If the weather had been better it would have been fun to explore the area a little more. I think this is the Sound Democrat Mill.
The gray building is the Treasure Mountain Mill. I couldn't get a good photo of Treasure Mountain due to the weather.
For the last two photos I used the Picasa "warmify" because I liked the effect it had on them.
Treasure Mountain Boardinghouse.
This waterfall was right by the road. Yes, we were listening to John Denver!! It was totally appropriate for the scenery.