On our way between Aspen and Telluride, we decided to stop in Ouray for lunch. We had actually intended to check out the famous Ouray Hot Springs, but we were forced to make an unexpected stop in the thriving metropolis of Ridgway when be broke a fan belt while accellerating up one of those long Colorado hills. Anyhow, we were lucky to find an open service station but it cost us about two hours so we didn't have time for the hot springs. Maybe next time. The second shot above was taken from a hiking trail above Telluride. That's Brenda with the 14,000 foot Wilson Mountain in the background.
More from that same hike. This was a hike we took to the long extinct Liberty Bell Mine high above Telluride. This place was hopping around the turn of the century, but now it's just rubble. Hundereds of miners lived up at this point above 11,000 feet elevation. And those who didn't live there hiked or took a horse up from the town of Telluride to go to work...even in the deep winter snows!
This is an awesome sunset shot of the peaks in the box canyon east of Telluride. I'm not sure if that's Telluride Peak or Ajax Peak (or both). And here's another shot of Wilson Mountain and Wilson Mesa taken from a different vantage point (on our way out of town).