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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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Hiking Near Cedar City, UT

Cedar City, UT Upon leaving Boulder City, we headed north on I-15 into Utah.  The winding, usually speedy, ride through the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona is very beautiful.  But construction in the gorge brought traffic to a crawl for … Continue reading

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Summer Summary – Back on the Road

Boulder City, NV Since we last shared a blog (Fourth of July), we have been enjoying quiet days here in Boulder City.  With temperatures well over a hundred degrees every day, any outdoor activities needed to be done early in … Continue reading

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Small Town, Big 4th of July

Boulder City, NV As with most towns (large and small) in the U.S., the 4th of July is a big deal in Boulder City, with family friendly activities all day.  The main event, again as with most towns, is a … Continue reading

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Hitting the Jackpot (Nevada) With Friends

Boulder City, NV We left Ketchum and headed south through Twin Falls, ID to Jackpot, NV.  There is nothing in Jackpot but Cactus Jack’s Casino, so we probably would not normally stay here.  But we found that good friends Steve … Continue reading

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Hiking in Sun Valley, ID

Ketchum, ID Our second day in the Sun Valley area had a pretty high probability of rain in the forecast so we didn’t want to get far from shelter.  With that in mind we walked a couple of miles on … Continue reading

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A Taste of Winter – Ketchum, ID

Ketchum, ID After our visit to Idaho Falls we headed west on US 20 for a 150 mile journey to Ketchum.  For long stretches the highway is straight and flat.    A strong cross wind made for a “hold on … Continue reading

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Idaho Falls and Grand Tetons NP

Idaho Falls, ID We continued our journey south from Butte, MT for 200 miles into Idaho.  We had reservations for a three day visit to Idaho Falls, Idaho’s second largest city (after Boise) located along the Snake River. The “falls” … Continue reading

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