Keltin and I decided after our hike to Alberta Peak that we were not in the right type of shape to hike a longer trailer at Colorado’s altitude so we decided instead to visit a city that had been calling our name since we arrived: Telluride. We were not expecting the city to be as
Keltin and I really enjoyed this hike. It begins at Wolf Creek Pass and gains about 1,200 feet of altitude. When starting out on this trail you walk though a lot of beetle kill but there are young trees coming back. Due to extra light the undergrowth was lush and the wild flowers were beautiful.
During our exploration of downtown Pagosa Springs the wind began to really pick up so Keltin and I decided to duck into Riff Raff Brewing for a flight while the weather called down. The staff was really friendly and they were happy to chat with us. This was a quick visit for some good beer.
During this trip we actually stayed in Pagosa Springs and sadly we had forgotten our swim suits and were so busy that we did not enjoy any of the actual hot springs but we will make sure to do so on our next visit. We did enjoy wondering around the main tourist portion of Pagosa
After visiting Chimney Rock and lunch at Pagosa Brewing we made our way up to Creede for the rest of the day to explore the little mountain town. Our visit to Creede was similar to that of Silverton. We were there late in the season, there were few tourists, and the days were getting cooler.
After leaving Chimney Rock National Monument Keltin and I were starving and decided it was time to visit Pagosa Brewing Co. We just sampled a flight but they were all good! Wolf Creek Wheat – a cloudy, refreshing beer Classic Pils – light and slightly citrus Chile Verde Cerveza – it’s spicy green chile beer,
Keltin and I debated a lot on this trip about going to Chimney Rock versus Mesa Verde. If we had had more time we would have go to both but in the end with the tours available and the times of those tours we decided to visit Chimney Rock and we were not disappointed. If
This road, I’m not even really sure where to begin. The truth is I had to look up the actually name of the road between Ouray and Silveton – US-550 – but I’ve only ever know it as the Million Dollar Highway. This is a road that will make you pay attention – especially if
This is the brewery I had to try just for the name – and it was totally worth it. The Mr. Grumpy Pants Brewery was actually one of my favorite places, just a little brewery full of sass and good beer (with simple names). I tried the smoked brown and Keltin sampled the stout. The
Once as a child I rode the train from Durango to Silverton with my grandparents and sister. I have been there one other time after a pack trip with my dad and sister while still in high school – we rode horses and mules over the continental divide. Both of those times the town was