33.5" x 45.5" framed. Artist's Comment: This painting takes you to one of my favorite places in the Colorado Mountians - The West Fork of the Cimarron River, in the northern reaches of the San Juan Mountian range. This view is in early October, and the two 13,000+ foot peaks, Redcliff (on the Left) and Coxcomb (right) had just gotten their first proper fall snow. Access to this point is via a very rough and rocky 4 wheel drive road, and once the easy weather and warmth of summer are gone and the fall color of the aspens has drawn visitors to other areas, this vallery is most often deserted. The unusual shape of the peaks is due to a volcanic period in the area's distant past, and the geology of the landforms here is one reason I continue to be fascinated by the Cimarron Valley. It is unlike any other place I have ever visited and it is chock full of amazing spectacles like this one.