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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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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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