Canyon Trails Inn Montrose
Travel Blogs from Montrose
... the bathrooms clean. So, we had to have a meeting and I volunteered to write the apology letter. So I did that. A few folks asked to ride with me today and our initial ride group ended up being me, Redding, Leash, Lorraine and Christine. Next to our host site was an outdoor bike/skate park so we went and played there for a few minutes. As we were about to leave town we saw a bunch of hot air balloons, so, obviously we had to check it out. We looked at those for a bit. Because ...
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 ...
1. The Narrows at Zion National Park, USA
2. The Queens Garden/Peekaboo trail, Brice National Park, USA
3. Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
4. Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
5. Mueller’s Hut, Mount Cook, New Zealand
... outside Montrose. Holly and I have been to the Canyon twice, and we hiked down from the canyon rim to the river our first time there (Holly still has a scar on her knee for proof). With an afternoon free, I decided to repeat the down and up. The good news is that it's just one mile each way. The bad news is that there's 1,800 feet of elevation in that one mile. So basically straight up and straight down. Fortunately some ...
... mile we gave up and went back. The one having the most fun was Lady who adores the snow! For the other three of us there was too much snow and sinking down to our calves (and tummy on Sam) was no fun.
Back at the trailer it was an afternoon of shopping, laundry and clean up. Tomorrow we head east with the ...