Silverton, Co & Ridgeway State Park

06/15/2011

 

 Silverton is high up at 9,260 feet making for cool nights. Last night we slept with electric blankets with the low dipping to 34 degrees. We started out our day by touring the shops of Silverton, CO. I was able to great shots of the Durango-Silverton narrow gauge steam engine train as well as the surrounding scenic landscapes that make this mountain town so famous

Our trip up to Red Mountain Pass to Ouray, CO was spectacular and scary with no guard rails in many places with straight drop offs. We stopped to take pictures of the old mines in the area and marveled at the many waterfalls that we passed by due to the heavy snow pack left over from the winter.

 

We settled in at Ridgeway State Park at a great campsite looking over the beautiful San Juan Mountains. We plan to stay up and watch the full moon rising over the mountain range having a cool glass of wine.

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