OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO:

Take the kids fishing- Andrews Lake, Ridgway Reservoir, and Silver Jack Reservoir- all great fishing holes.

Take a drive on the Million Dollar Highway- Travel between Durango and Ouray on one of the most spectacular drives in American. This is an unforgettable adventure! 

Take a trip back in history by riding the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad- we suggest riding the train only one way and catching the bus back

Prospect for gold- Take a tour of the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour in Silverton 


Go horseback riding through the San Juan Mountains-Rapp Corral near Purgatory offers some great rides for the entire family

Visit Mesa Verde National Park- worth the drive

Go on a shopping spree- Downtown Durango, Ouray, Montrose and Silverton have a variety of shops and restaurants.

Visit Box Canyon Waterfalland Park in Ouray


Take a hike - One of our favorites is the Perimeter trail in Ouray

Go on a 4-wheel drive adventureOutlaw Tours in Durango and Switzerland of America Tours in Ouray are two of our favorites

Take a backcountry snowmobile tourIce Pirates is Silverton provides a safe and fun adventure

Watch an old west shootout- Wild West Staged Gunfights- 12th & Blair Street, Silverton, Thurs- Sat 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day


Visit the Black Canyon of the GunnisonOne of the hidden gems of Colorado- a must see


OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT:

Sows Ear- Silverpick Resort (5 miles south of Purgatory on Highway 550)-Great steaks with a view!

Handlebars- 1323 Greene Street, Silverton- Featuring elk and buffalo burgers. Save room for dessert!

Chimayos- 862 Main Street, Durango- Definitely try one of the jalapeno margaritas!

Durango Diner- 957 Main Street, Durango- Best breakfast in Colorado. Green chile is totally awesome!

Bon Ton- St Elmo Hotel 426 Main Street, Ouray- Beef Wellington is our favorite!

Rocky Mountain Funnel Cakes- 1249 Greene Street, Silverton- This is a family favorite on a rainy Silverton day!


Remmington's at the Bridges- 2500 Bridges Circle, Montrose- excellent food with a view!

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