|Posting number US West 6-1 for October 4, 2017|
From Colorado to New Mexico
While the eastern United States was suffering in record heat, snow levels in the high peaks were getting lower each day as we traveled into southwestern Colorado.
Monarch Pass at 11,312 Crested Butte
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Painted Rock at Black Canyon
The History of Western Colorado
At the Museum of the Mountain West in Montrose, CO, many original building and several reconstructed building contain some one-half million period items.
Old time music (click to play video) Jim visits the dentist
Beaver skin top hat Housing was also provided
San Juan Mountains
The aspen covered mountains around Telluride contain 350 miles of tunnels from which billions of dollars in gold, silver, lead and zinc have been mined since 1880. Now tourism, especially skiing, is the major industry.
Ride to the top Early powder
Victorian Telluride San Juan peaksReturn to HOME page