Monticello Box Fence

In my youth of western movies, a box canyon was one with just one way out.  I think they’ve changed that.  This is Monticello Box which is a narrow canyon with a county road and Alamosa Creek running through it – often occupying the same space.

Although the road is public, the lands adjoining it are private.  There are several attempts to put fences across, but the flash floods usually remove them.  This is the one that seems to stay.

And I like this sign – it tries to keep folks from making that poor choice to leave the gate open just until they return.  No, don’t leave it open – always close it!

I add this to Friday Fences – a wonderful collection!

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22 Responses to Monticello Box Fence

  1. Beth - VA says:

    looks like a great place to see & take a hike/walk. (:

  2. Carletta says:

    I’d like to be standing in that first shot – wow, what a lovely place!

  3. Kathy says:

    It’s just good etiquette to “always close the gate”!

  4. Wow, that is a beautiful place to visit and explore. Pamela

  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    A fence out in the middle of nowhere—how odd!

    San Miguel Sky & Fence

  6. Barb says:

    A beautiful place to visit! And I would close the fence.

  7. Judy says:

    Such a beautiful place.

  8. Elaine says:

    What wonderful photographs of an amazing place. I love the sign!

  9. Linda says:

    A wonderful offering for Friday’s Fences! I love that canyon – gorgeous view!

  10. Roan says:

    Beautiful scene with the water running through the canyon. Must be a sturdy fence to withstand flash floods.

  11. Tanya says:

    oh just beautiful!

  12. Latane says:

    Very interesting fence. I love the canyon and the feel of the ole West.

  13. Janis says:

    Straight out of a wild west movies…awseome shots!

  14. Tricia says:

    It would certainly be interesting to explore the land there! Wonderful captures =)

  15. Andrew McAllister says:

    Where is this canyon located? It looks lovely.

  16. Rose says:

    I would love to see this place in person…and love that creek running through it.

  17. faye says:

    Your first photo is so dramatic and awe-inspiring. I must get to your part of the U.S. before too many more years go by. And, a sign for the foolish?

  18. NatureStop says:

    I love that first shot!Beautiful place and capture!Have a great weekend!


  19. Frank says:

    That looks like a place I would like.

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