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Colorado national monument
Posted: September 04, 2018
 
I suggested that the Jim Scharff family take this route on their way from their place in Granby Colorado on their way to Moab Utah.

As I had never been there either, Rick Schuessler and I decided to drive this loop as sundown approached. This is not a road for the faint of heart as it is very scenic as well as windy with huge drop offs... hard to concentrate on both at the same time. If we were to do this road again, we decided that it would feel safer driving it in a west to east direction.
 
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Colorado highway 550
Posted: September 04, 2018
 
It had been quite a few years since I had driven this road which runs from Durango Colorado to Grand Junction Colorado. Along the way we stopped in Silverton for lunch. The road also passes through Ouray Colorado.

For those who do not know, there is a narrow gauge, steam powered railroad that runs from Durango to Silverton and back. Silverton is a very picturesque little town.

To my recollection, this drive used to be referred to as "The Million Dollar Highway" although we saw no such signage to confirm this.
 
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great sand dunes national park
Posted: may 24, 2018
 
We had not planed to visit this National Park but since it was only 17 miles off the road we were traveling, why not?
 
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