Ouray, Telluride, and Black Canoyin, Colorado

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Heading north from Durango.
Heading north from Durango.
Up Hwy 550 going up....three passes.
Up Hwy 550 going up....three passes.
So much to look at and watch
So much to look at and watch
and beautiful blue sky.
and beautiful blue sky.
San Juan Mts.
San Juan Mts.
This was the first pass, 10,900 feet. A well used area with lots of ski mobile tracks.
This was the first pass, 10,900 feet. A well used area with lots of ski mobile tracks.
Still at the pass.
Still at the pass.
We are overlooking the river as we come into Silverton......interesting colors....from the old mines?
We are overlooking the river as we come into Silverton......interesting colors....from the old mines?
Ah, or maybe just from stange rocks. Neat colors.
Ah, or maybe just from stange rocks. Neat colors.
It did not appear to be from mining. Gorgeous colors.
It did not appear to be from mining. Gorgeous colors.
So bright! And just that one section.
So bright! And just that one section.
Now on to the highest pass......
Now on to the highest pass......
Red Moutain Pass, 11,008'
Red Moutain Pass, 11,008'
I am looking down....right over the edge. No guard rails.
I am looking down....right over the edge. No guard rails.
Just us. May not look like much....
Just us. May not look like much....
Here is the other side of the curve.
Here is the other side of the curve.
It made my knees wiggle. I am just looking directly out the window. Dick didn't have time to look.
It made my knees wiggle. I am just looking directly out the window. Dick didn't have time to look.
Red Moutain Pass, 11,008'
Red Moutain Pass, 11,008'
It is difficult to see here, but someone had skiied right down from the top down the middle. Imagine hiking up there in order to even think of skiing
It is difficult to see here, but someone had skiied right down from the top down the middle. Imagine hiking up there in order to even think of skiing
As we come over the top pass, the rocks change. Much more dramatic. Also less snow.
As we come over the top pass, the rocks change. Much more dramatic. Also less snow.
Can you tell i took this thru the windshield? Heheheheh.....
Can you tell i took this thru the windshield? Heheheheh.....
A snowshed. neat idea. So the avalanche can do its thing and not bother us.
A snowshed. neat idea. So the avalanche can do its thing and not bother us.
Going down......just about on that curve, a semi.....on our side.  Hmmmm......
Going down......just about on that curve, a semi.....on our side. Hmmmm......
and we are glad we are on the inside.
and we are glad we are on the inside.
A waterfall as we go around a corner.
A waterfall as we go around a corner.
The Million Dollar Highway, south of Ouray.
The Million Dollar Highway, south of Ouray.
More.....
More.....
Way up over us....
Way up over us....
More
More
and more. Like the skinny road and no guard rails?  We were tired by the time we got to Ouray from all the looking.
and more. Like the skinny road and no guard rails? We were tired by the time we got to Ouray from all the looking.