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Telluride- Panorama blogTelluride Panorama (All Images by kenne)

Granted, we only spent less than 24 hours in this beautiful Victorian mining town, turned ski resort, fly fishing and mountain biking community in the western San Juan Mountains — I’m here to tell you that I love this town. In hindsight, we should have scheduled more time.

Telluride-0115 blogBridge over the San Miguel River

We arrived in Telluride just after a thunder storm had passed through the area and drove to our hotel located near the San Miguel River.

Telluride-0116 blogSan Miguel River

This river, like many Colorado rivers, is known for fly fishing and rafting.

Telluride-0117 blogJoy Walking The San Miguel River Trail

After checking in, we walked the trail next to the river to take the free gondola over the mountain to the companion town of Mountain Village.

 

Telluride-3026 blogFree Gondola From Telluride to Mountain Village

Telluride-0127 blogView from the Gondola

In the gondola ride over to Mountain Village, we were with four other people. Like most people in Telluride, they were originally from somewhere else — three now residents and one visiting for the summer. It was a joy having a dialog with them.

Telluride-0119 blogTop Of The Mountain

On the ride back to Telluride, we departed at the top along with mountain bikers who were eager to take on the challenging mountain bike trails. We spent a brief time walking taking in views on both sides of the ridge.

Telluride-0140 blogHomes in Historical District

Homes in Telluride are very expensive! One on this street that we walked down was for sale with a $1,750,000 price tag — one bedroom and one bath.

Telluride-0136 blogDunton Town House Is A Historical Home That Is Now A Hotel

Telluride-3028 blogDave’s Historic Tours

Telluride-3031 blogDog Jogging On Colorado Avenue

Telluride-3029 blogIngram Falls Visible On The Eastern Side Of Telluride

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Slideshow Of Colorado Avenue, The Main Street in Telluride

Telluride Joy w- Beer List-3471 blogSmuggler’s Brewpub For Happy Hour and Dinner

Telluride-0137 blogBreakfast at Baked In Telluride

— kenne

 

 

Driving Through South Park In The Park Mountains Of The Rockies   1 comment

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South Park In The Park Mountains_ blogDriving Through South Park In The Park Mountains On Our Way To Durango, CO —
iPhone Images by kenne

After spending the night in Cripple Creek, CO, we headed southwest through some of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains I have yet to experience. The mountain valleys and peaks are so impressive, it was hard to keep our eyes on the road.

I continue to take a lot of photos with the Nikons, occasionally some with the iPhone, which allows me to post more easily during our travels.

Arriving in Durango yesterday afternoon, we spent the afternoon and evening in the historical downtown area. If you are ever in Durango, I recommend highly Ken & Sue’s on Main Avenue.

Today we have about a four-hour drive to Santa Fe, where we will spend the night, then having a longer drive to Pinetop in the White Mountains of AZ. Friday we will head on to Tucson, ending our almost two-week vacation.

You can follow me on Facebook and see more images of our trip through part of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, with more coming when we get back to Tucson, so you have been warned.

kenne

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