Monthly Archives: June 2010

Montrose, CO

Montrose is the gateway to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.“Most rivers of the Southwest cut through relatively soft sedimentary rock, forming canyons that tend to be quite wide, colorful and stepped – descending in a series of … Continue reading

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Telluride, CO

We had originally planned to leave Ouray and camp out a few days in Telluride. Unfortunately, Telluride has no campgrounds. Ouray is only 10 miles northeast of Telluride, but due to the severity of the landscape, the drive is about … Continue reading

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Ouray – Switzerland of America

Originally established by miners chasing silver and gold in the surrounding mountains, the town at one time boasted more horses and mules than people. Prospectors arrived in the area in 1875. At the height of the mining, Ouray had more … Continue reading

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Ouray, CO

U.S. route 550 from Silverton to Ouray is a two lane road frequently called the Million Dollar Highway. Though the entire stretch, 23 miles, has been called the Million Dollar Highway, it is really the twelve miles south of Ouray … Continue reading

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Old Hundred Gold Mine

The Old Hundred Gold Mine tour is conducted in a closed mine near Silverton, CO. The mine is as it was when mining stopped there in 1972. The History Channel has done a broadcast concerning the mine and has declared … Continue reading

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Silverton, CO

Silverton, Colorado, is the heart of the mining district. The railroad came here all the way from Denver in around 1891 for the sole purpose of supplying the mining operations in this part of Colorado. The train still comes to … Continue reading

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Durango, CO

Durango, like all the cities in this part of Colorado,  goes back to the mining days of the late 1800’s. There was no actual mining done here but the city was established by the railroad to serve the San Juan … Continue reading

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