Ouray & Silverton Daytrip

We finally left our campground in Durango and turned right.

Durango.

Silverton.

Ouray.

There’s so much I could say about this area of Colorado.

Memorable family trips when I was 9 and 13. Another when we had a toddler. A Jeep rollover. A 4th of July Jeep parade with C.W. McCall at the lead saying “We got ourselves a con-voy’ over the CB radio.

This day was mostly a driving tour day. Inclement weather and an injured knee kept our on-foot exploration to a minimum - but we still enjoyed the day away and the gorgeous scenery this area has to offer.

 

The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad just north of Durango, CO

The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad just north of Durango, CO

Molas Pass south of Silverton, CO

Molas Pass south of Silverton, CO

The girls at Molas Pass

The girls at Molas Pass

The adults at Molas Pass

The adults at Molas Pass

Silverton, Colorado

Silverton, Colorado

Some mining scenery between Silverton and Ouray

Some mining scenery between Silverton and Ouray

Looking south from highway 550 - find the cars on the left.

Looking south from highway 550 - find the cars on the left.

The Boyinks just south of Ouray, CO

The Boyinks just south of Ouray, CO

'Little Switzerland' aka Ouray, CO

'Little Switzerland' aka Ouray, CO

Downtown Ouray, CO

Downtown Ouray, CO

Cascade Falls in Ouray, CO

Cascade Falls in Ouray, CO

Boyink from an abandoned mining building

Boyink from an abandoned mining building

Miranda on a pile of mine tailings

Miranda on a pile of mine tailings

Traffic backed up due to road construction

Traffic backed up due to road construction

2 Comments Ouray & Silverton Daytrip

  1. Picture of Huck WachHuck WachJune 16, 2016

    Oh yes…that is a wonderful area in CO!  I’ve lived in CO 42 years and you may have more trips logged than me.  Glad you got to turn right.

  2. Picture of De'EttaDe'EttaJune 17, 2016

    I love this area of CO.  Beautiful photos. Glad you made it out of the campground for a day of adventure.

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