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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spectacular San Juan Skyway

Aloha Everyone,

Touted as "one of the most beautiful drives in America," San Juan Skyway took us through some of Colorado's charming silver-boom towns. Dolores,  Spanish for Sorrow, is a small town. Per 2010 census, the town's population is 936. Named for the river where the Dolores Valley is located, it is about 40 miles from the Four Corners Monument.

Road to Telluride was switch back and mountainous, but absolutely beautiful! Many sections reminded us of Swiss and Central Eastern Alps in Austria. We even drove by a formidable looking rocky mountain named Matterhorn, after the famous mountain located in Zermatt, Switzerland.

Telluride, our lunch stop, was a former Victorian mining town. This is an affluent popular ski-and-golf resort with expensive shops and restaurants. Today, at noon, the place was packed with visitors.

Tonight we are staying at the well-maintained, KOA (Campground of America) in Montrose.

Aloha -- Cathi