Looking northeast from Rabbit Mountain,
the shape on the left is not a caldera.
It's an eroded vestige of the bottom of the tropical inland sea
which once ebbed along the Rocky Mountains' eastern slope.
Like the rest of the Front Range, it's littered with sea shells.
The mountains themselves are eroding geologic upthrusts.
Looking west from Rabbit Mountain, the river carves out the little lost canyon.
The mountains make the weather;
the land and the sky are inseparable.
There is nothing subtle about this place.