Durango Resort On Vallecito Lake
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... published a useful map of the 'good' roads with suggestions for scenic loops in all directions. A chance meeting with a local Colorado BMW rider filled in some more detail and we planned a most circuitous loop north into central Utah to take us further into the Colorado Plateau and its famous national parks. By the time we rolled north on a freezing Saturday morning over Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain Passes, we had the feeling there was a very good week in front of us.
Tuesday May 27, 2014
This morning we had an 8:45 AM departure time in Durango for the “Durango & Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad”. This is a scenic railroad that took us through breathtaking scenery on a 3 and one half hour trip along the Animas River through valleys, canyons and forests on our way to the mining town of Silverton. Here we had lunch in a restored restaurant and ...
... top we met up with our guide for a walking tour of the ruins which included a hike up the mountainside to additional ruins; that is
off limits to the public without a guide for a closer look of the Chimney Rock. Our tour guide was exceptional, both for his knowledge and his enthusiasm.
... waterfall. The views were spectacular and worth the agony of the drive. We stopped for lunch at a wonderful little restaurant in the town of Pagosa Springs.
The remainder of today’s drive was through beautiful mountain country. Our stop for tonight is the “Bayfield RV Park” in Bayfield CO., where we plan to operate out of for the next week.
... that we reached Durango and found the hotel.
Free drinks at the bar meant we splashed out and had a G&T and a whisky to recover, before Richard very kindly rang the car rental people to try and organise a new car, as the engine light is still on (whatever that means) and it has been pretty lumpy today.
After which, a short stroll into town for a pretty mediocre Italian tied up the day nicely.
And what a day.
Dinner with the ...
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