Wolf Creek Pass is in the mountains southwest of Denver. It is one of the most lovely areas in North America, and peregrine falcons nested there for centuries.... From the tops of those cliffs you can see one of Colorado's most pristine drainages. At the lower end of that drainage, near the highway, is the headquarters of the development company that wants to turn it all into a ski resort.
—Dan O'Brien, The Rites of Autumn, 1988
[Photos by Mark & Jessica, who are happy to report that some wildness and beauty yet remains.]