Author Archives: Four Corners Folio

About Four Corners Folio

Katherine Burgess is owner and operator of Colorado Travel Connection LLC, a travel company dedicated to promoting and servicing international travellers to Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area where four states meet: Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Detour: Alpine Loop

Why not spend the night in Silverton and take a day to explore the beauties of the Alpine Loop.  The 65-mile back country by-way will convince you that the Rocky Mountains earn their name.  It will also convince you that … Continue reading

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San Juan Skyway

The San Juan Skyway, home of the Million Dollar Highway, has been wowing visitors to this area for decades.  Taking in some of the most spectactular mountain scenery in the world with a white-knuckle drive and interesting stops on the … Continue reading

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Silverton

Nowhere will you find a more authentic Western mining town than Silverton.  With only 500+ year-round inhabitants, it has been described as “a gritty little mining town with Victorian pretensions.”  Opened to mining in 1874 as a result of a … Continue reading

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Mountain Hikes

The drive from Durango Mountain Resort to Silverton is beautiful and it would be a shame not to stop along the way to visit the mountains, up-close and personal. There are several good hikes along the way which would appeal … Continue reading

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Purgatory Mountain and Durango Mountain Resort

The drive up the Animas River Valley is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Red cliffs rise on either side of the road while the river meanders its way between them. During fall, golden aspen line the … Continue reading

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Starting Down the Animas Valley

Animas River Valley We’ve dragged our feet long enough. It’s time to leave Durango behind and start on our Skyway journey. We’ve managed to delay our departure in order to experience the Iron Horse Classic, enjoy the river at its … Continue reading

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Man against Machine Results: Lycra Rules!

Memorial Day brings with it the excitement of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. In 2011, the 40th annual Memorial weekend running of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pitted about 2500 bicycle riders against the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Train in a … Continue reading

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