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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Another beautiful sunny day! We left Durango after mailing a box to Niagara Falls, filling up with gas and returning to the motel for a forgotten water bottle. We drove up hwy 550 (the San Juan highway) to Silverton through the San Juan mountains. The peaks are up around 10, 000 feet through the Molas Pass. When we got to Silverton, we stopped for …
... for our evening stroll, we happened onto a few pinyon pines near the road/trail. Upon closer exploration, we discovered the pine cones were just now releasing the pinyon seeds in which are the pine nuts we all buy in the grocery store. We began to try to harvest them from the cones, quickly filling our hands with the seeds as well as the accompanying sticky pitch. After gathering a bunch of seeds, we walked back ...
... at our revised destination, Salida. This is the first time we have arrived at our accommodation in mid-afternoon.
A short restorative nap for David, and we were ready to walk around this delightful little town. Its ‘historic downtown’ was filled with interesting shops, and we had a meal on a terrace by the river, enjoying a local beer and a shared taco salad. Yum! And we have found the perfect coffee place for tomorrow morning.
Since we want to spend a number of days in this region taking the train ride through the Royal Gorge etc, we headed straight to Cotopaxi. We travelled through a lovely gorge to get here. Here are some of the scenes. We also had our first lesson in when not to trust GPS. (It had been great in cities and small communities up until now). It kept wanting us to go off Hi-way 50 onto ...
... the San Juan Mountains, because the rest of the road was still fun, but more of the typical mountain road we are used to. It did drop further from Silverton and passed through a mining ghost town that looks like it will be preserved. Further along, we passed through Ouray which evidently has hot springs. There is a huge pool in the center of town with a water park around it that appears to be fed from the hot spring. It looked like great ...