Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Skyway Highway

Travel in the San Juan Mountains has never been an easy proposition, but wherever gold can be found, man will manage to go. Miners in search of their fortunes trekked through “them-thar hills” using mules and horses; all of the … Continue reading

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…and then came the people

It wasn’t until about 10,000 years ago, when Paleo Indians migrated from the North, that people began to occupy the rugged San Juan mountain range.  They were followed quite a bit later (ca 1200 CE) by Native Americans who are known … Continue reading

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The Mountains

The San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado (which give the San Juan Skyway its name) are special.  The early Ute Indians believed they were the handiwork of gods.  Whoever or whatever sculpted them used a special pallet. Geologists theorize that … Continue reading

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