Let me start out by telling you that every dickhead at every car rental place decided to run out of Dodge Challengers about 30 seconds before I got off the plane in Denver last night. I had just flown in for my cousins wedding and had a few hours to kill before the rehearsal dinner. I promise you this story would be at least twice as cool if I got the Challenger but all they had was a Chrysler 200 and a base model Mustang (including base model V6 engine)…I chose Mustang.
Anyway to keep you all interested I tried to really hype up this post with a cheesy Photoshopped picture of chosen rental Mustang that I then shot in dramatic lighting all distressed out in it’s own little graphic lockup. I took the time to add a lightning bolt and include the word “death” to keep you all interested. If this doesn’t amp you up then go do some pushups.
Anyway I had heard about this road before that’s supposed to be the scariest drive in the country. 15+ miles of winding pavement about 13,000 feet above sea level. Cars can barely breathe up there, there are no guard rails only straight drops many 1000′s of feet down if you veer out of your lane. Tree’s cannot grow at this altitude, you are in the clouds. The road is nestled in the middle of the Rocky Mountain National Park about an hour from Boulder.
Above is a collection of pictures that do the drive no real justice,… I like jumping out of planes but driving next to certain death along this stretch of road with one hand on the wheel and the other snapping I phone pictures of this amazing scenery was just about as big of a rush. I recommend it for anyone visiting Colorado.
I wanted to leave a mark at at this national treasure but the air was so thin at the top there wasn’t enough power to get the tires to light up…Maybe if I had the Challenger things would be different.