11-Dec-2002 -- This confluence is near the Utah - Colorado border. I used DeLorme's Street Atlas to prepare for the visit. It showed a more straight-forward approach from the Utah side, which is what I did. I had been traveling west from Pagosa Springs and Durango, Colorado toward my home in central Utah. Much of southwestern Colorado is wheat and bean country. I drove through miles of rolling hills where the fallow fields lay in wait for next spring's planting of bean and wheat seeds.
Just after leaving Dove Creek, Colorado, one crosses the border. Almost immediately there appears a junction with the Ucolo Road. I turned right and headed north. At about the 38th parallel a dirt road leads east, back across the border and towards the confluence point. I parked as close as I could, then rode my mountain bike for about one-half kilometer, then bushwacked to the point. It is in fairly dense pinion pine and juniper trees. All views would look the same, so I am only submitting the north view at the point. The other views are photos taken in the area.
This was a beautiful, peaceful place. I drove back to the Ucolo Road and followed it north to LaSal, Utah. Nearby are the LaSal Mountains which contain the highest peaks in two of Utah's 29 counties. One of these is Mount Peale, 12,721 feet, highest peak in San Juan County, and the highest peak I've ever been on. Fond memories. It was a great day!