Saturday, September 11, 2004

Colorado Road Trip 2004

We both love Colorado. We have been known to catch a flight and go for a long weekend. In September decided it was time for our Colorado fix. So we loaded up the jeep and drove from Dallas to Colorado for a wonder ten day vacation.

It was also the the week that Durango has it's annual Roaring thru the Rockies Bike rally. We made reservations for a cabin on the Delores River at Priest Gulch RV Park.

The campground/RV Park features 88 sites, many right on the river. Each site is spacious and has a picnic table and fire ring. They offer free firewood to our guests. They are open May 1 through October. It is a beautiful place We would love to live there! Priest Gulch - In the heart of the San Juan Skyway - longest National Forest Scenic Byway in the country.

The campground is located between Delores and Telluride.

We spent a day in Durango during bike rally and parade. We spent another day riding the Durango- Silverton Narrow Gauge train. This was so much fun and I shot a lot of pictures.

The train is a historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. It winds through 46 miles of the San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton.

In Silverton we had a couple of hours to explore. We had lunch and shopped.

Then we rode the train back to Durango. We spent a day exploring Telluride. This is a neat little town with lots of photo ops

Every evening we looked forward to returning to our cabin. We would build a fire in our fire ring next to the river and listen to the soothing sounds of the water roll past us. This was a really relaxing trip.