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King Lake Summer Sunrise 703-1

King Lake - Continental Divide, Rollins Pass

From an elevation of around 11,700 feet, this is the view of King Lake on an early July sunrise. Calm winds and a beautiful sky helped make this photograph possible. I left my warm bed in Winter Park about 3:45am and drove the 15 long miles up the 4WD dirt road of Rollins Pass, then took a short hike down the Continental Divide Trail. From there, the view of King Lake came into sight, complete with golden sunflowers (also known as “Old Man of the Mountain.” It was a glorious morning. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.