The Inn of the Rockies at the Historic Alma House
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Bright and early we were up. What were we thinking camping by a creek during a cold snap in Fall in CO? But it was beautiful and well worth it. We packed up (which is quite an ordeal, luggage and camping gear for two in soft bags) fairly quickly and headed into town to the Yamaha/ Beta dealer where I had had my new tires shipped. Owner is the only guy that works there, turned out to be a super nice ...
... orange dotting the green pines. The higher elevations had just had their first snowfall of the season we were reminded us of our days in Alaska that now seem so long ago.
Along the road were historic mines and towns. There were also high mountain roads with thousand feet drop-offs and no ...
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... during prohibition this town was rocking! Silverton was a mining town and lived by the laws they liked and ignored or didn't enforce the ones they didn't like. Prohibition was one they didnt like. The Feds heard about all the booze in Silverton and decided to raid the town. Of course, they had to go by train...3 and half hours. While no drivable road had been put in the telephone had. One call and all of ...
... are not wide enough to pass so you have to pull off and take turns. The person going up has the right away. It was literally uphill all the way to Animas Fork. Animas Fork was a gold mining town and at one time had several hundred people there. Now, keep in mind it is 22 miles out of Silverton and uphill all the way. The only way to get there was by wagon, horse, or walk. So we drove the same road. There are a lot of abandoned mines along the road up and Animas Fork is one of ...