This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a ‘SKY PUNCH’. When people see these,they think it’s the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds,then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloudcover.
https://flic.kr/p/djNYoW | Wildflowers and East River | I uploaded this image once before but I like this version better after sharpening the river and flowers. These flowers sit beside the Gothic Road and maybe 600 vertical feet above the river valley. The river meaders just to the east of Crested Butte, Colorado.