First off was a huge overview of the area, a 220 mile round trip loop that encompassed Silverton, the Million Dollar Highway, Ouray, Ridgway, a back country cutoff to Telluride, and then back through Mancos to Durango. We ended up with a beautiful day, had a good lunch in Ouray, and gave him a good sample.
|Perusing the info board above Ouray|
|Our lunch stop in Ouray|
We continued up to Ridgway, and made the turn towards Telluride and decided to take a nice cut off dirt road, the Last Dollar Road to Telluride. There are a few fantastic overlooks on the way.
|Jason on one hill, me on the other|
|A couple of "cabins" near Telluride|
|View from the Lizard Head pull off|
|Jason leading the way|
|Jason and Jan|
|Spud Lake(Potato Lake)!|
He even treated us by making dinner one night, it was delicious!
|The road coming up from Silverton towards Hurricane Pass|
|Jason and I walking around at Hurricane Pass,|
don't let our dress fool you, it's about 45 degrees and blowing, with
rain and snow off and on
|Jason on the top of California Pass|
|Jan and Jason, you can see by Jan's reaction, it's cold!|
|Our picnic spot|
|The road behind Jason goes down to Animas Forks|
That's snow behind him!
|Can you picture yourself living here?|