Inn at 7th Avenue
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... on our bikes and enjoyed the ride. We rode together for the first 35ish miles: a few hills, a few descents, lots and lots of water. It was gorgeous. Red comes up with names for each of his ride groups, today we were either dubbed: Coffee Crusaders or Casual Crew. Today was a 92 mile day, so first lunch was at mile 45. It turned pretty hot pretty quickly. We climbed a 4 mile mountain and then a 12 mile descent. At that point it was just me and Leash, at the bottom of ...
... Ouray economy is based entirely on tourism. Ouray bills itself as the "Switzerland of America," because of its setting at the narrow head of a valley, enclosed on three and a half sides by steep mountains. Much of the tourism is focused on ice climbing, mountain biking, hiking and off-roading in the San Juan Mountains. Ouray is considered the winter ice-climbing capital of the U.S. It has the world’s first ice climbing ...
... expensive built to date (so we were told) at 500,000 1907 dollars and only operated for 6 years before the town left. The people of Animas Forks had survived the 1884 blizzard that left the town under 25 feet of snow....and dropping gold prices made them leave.
The people used old newspaper articles to insulate the cabins. One of which printed quotes from Theodore Roosevelt stating the Homesteaders' responsibility to protect themselves as they were in "Enemy territory." ...
... and lightening and hail on route. Again we got into conversation about our car and how cute it was. Came back to ouray and went to the pharmacist museum. This man had collected everything from colorado auctions to make this pharmacy....in the style of an old west one. Fantastic....he couldn't believe we got at excited at seeing'satanic ...
... one-way road, and soon steep, pointy switchbacks would start inching down the mountain. These switchbacks are said to be incredibly difficult, and it is likely to scrape or dent the jeep if you take this trail. So, it was probably better that we had to skip this portion of the road. Once we all got back into the jeep, I asked if before leaving I could drive up a big, steep, rocky section at the summit. It looked as if several other people ...
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