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PHOTOS: A day trip to the Crystal River Valley

The coke ovens located across from Redstone were constructed by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company in 1899. The high-grade coking coal of the Coal Basin area, and the beehive coking ovens in Redstone, spurred the construction of the Crystal River Railroad.
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The Crystal River flows through the valley just outside of Redstone.
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People go for a mid-morning walk down Redstone Boulevard in downtown Redstone before a rain storm rolled into the valley.
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A man sits outside the Redstone General Store soaking in the morning sun while enjoying a cup of coffee.
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The Redstone Inn was opened in 1902 by John Cleveland Osgood to house miners and their families working the nearby coal mines.
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The Redstone General Store in located in the heart of the old mining town of Redstone.
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The view from McClure Pass along the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway on Colorado Highway 133.
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A fisherman enjoys a quiet morning at Beaver Lake in Marble before a midday rain storm.
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A kayak sits along the shore of Beaver Lake in Marble during a quiet morning before a rain storm.
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