We waved good-bye to Aspen and headed back southeast towards Salida. To get there we had to head over Independence Pass. The pass is as 12,095 feet in altitude. Independence pass has a safety rule of no vehicles over 35 feet in length. After having driven this pass, I understand. There are places where the
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Since our time slot at the Maroon Bells was so late in the evening, we decided to stay in Aspen for the night and explore the town a bit the next day. Lodging: Tyrolean Lodge We stayed at the Tyrolean Lodge in Aspen. I mentioned this in the author interview and Jill was tickled that
Colorado is known for it’s winding ways of dangerous roads and high passes. I’ve driven on a couple of them: Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Million Dollar Highway going between Silverton and Ouray. But on this last road trip I had the opportunity to visit a couple more. After a
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.
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
Keltin and I love exploring little towns. They are quirky and typically have good food and old buildings that present great opportunities for photos – Ouray was no exception. We were starving by the time we got there but it was still a bit too early for lunch so we wandered and found a bookstore.
The Durango airport is a regional one, not the smallest I’ve ever flown into but close; it was perfect for us and was closer for us as we stayed in Pagosa Springs. We didn’t have to drive several hours like we would have if flying into Denver. Durango is a neat town and the start
The truth is there is not much around Johnson, Kansas, thus while visiting for nearly a week we planned some day trip adventures. One was to Capulin Volcano. Capulin is a recently extinct example of a cone volcano. By recently I mean in the past 60,000 years. It is part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field.