I braved the pandemic, the drive, and the inaccessibility to food, to visit Colorado in June 2020. While most of the world quarantined, I adventured. One trip led me to the beautiful Zapata Falls located in Mosca, Colorado.
Graffiti-tagged houses obscurely hang on the side of a mountain on the bend of a scenic Colorado highway. The abandoned homes full of broken windows, crumbling walls, and rusting vehicles are locked behind metal fences and barb wire gates. Signs warn to KEEP OUT and RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH, but judging by the vandalization not everyone has kept out.