Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Montrose, CO One of the main reasons we wanted to visit this part of Colorado was to explore the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  We left the town of Gunnison and drove back east on US 50 for … Continue reading

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Paradise Divide Drive – Crested Butte, CO

Gunnison, CO On Tuesday we drove the Jeep over to the repair shop and returned the rental car.  We then walked into Gunnison and enjoyed breakfast at the W Cafe.  Thanks Joe and Gay for the recommendation as the food … Continue reading

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A Ghost Town, an Old Mine, and a Dams – Gunnison, CO

Gunnison, CO We did a number of small hikes and drives while in the Gunnison area, but we’ll share two of them with you.  The day before the Jeep was scheduled to be repaired (new fuel line) we again used … Continue reading

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Crested Butte and Three Lakes Trail

Gunnison, CO We left Ridgway on September 13th and drove about 90 miles east to Gunnison, CO.  The drive took us through the town of Montrose (5,800′), where we will be staying next week, and across US 50.  After crossing … Continue reading

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The Perimeter Trail – Ouray, CO

Ridgway, CO Ouray’s Perimeter Trail is a unique six mile hiking experience that takes you up and around the town.  The trail begins across from the Ouray Visitor’s Center on the east side of US 550.  Parking space is available behind the … Continue reading

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Jeep Roads and the Million Dollar Highway

Ridgway, CO One day during our visit here we drove south on US 550 through the little town of Ouray and up and over the San Juan Mountains for 23 miles to the town of Silverton.  One of the main … Continue reading

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A Visit to Telluride, CO

Ridgway, CO After a three night visit to Cedar City, UT we headed north on I-15 then east on I-70.  Heading east the highway climbs up into the mountains, cresting at Clear Creek Summit with an elevation of 7,180 feet.  … Continue reading

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