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Travel Blogs from Montrose
Week 5 BLOG
Monday June 2, 2014
This morning we headed south on US 550 to just north of the town of Ridgway, to the Dennis Weaver Memorial Park. This is a good size park that was donated by the family of Dennis Weaver, from the TV show “Gunsmoke”. We were told that there were some fabulous
bike trails in the park, so we took ...
Sunday June 1, 2014
Another beautiful morning! Our first stop today was the “Black Canyon of
the Gunnison National Park”, a short distance west on US 50 and then north on CO
Rt. 347. This is like no other canyon in the U.S. with its sheer cliff walls, its narrow opening, sometimes only 1,500 feet across and the depth of the canyon which can reach more than 2,000 feet. The ...
Today was my first cold day of riding in a while. Every day in Nevada was cold and every day in Utah was warm. Every state is different. I started this morning when it was 30 degrees out and by the end of the day it hadn't gotten above 40. It was a pretty flat ride out to Montrose but in the foreground I could really tell I was about to enter the Rockies. Tomorrow I will ride to Gunnison which is a fairly big town. I rode 77 miles ...
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... sunlight can penetrate it. Early travellers found it shadow-shrouded and foreboding. I find it absolutely stunning.
We left the park and had a short ride to Montrose.
A fantastic 90 mile ride.
We arrived at Montrose and for $59 we had a lovely room with twin queen size beds, microwave, fridge, very clean, pool, hot tub and continental breakfast. You can't beat that!