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 adventure- Outlaw Tours in Durango and Switzerland of America Tours in Ouray are two of our favorites
Take a backcountry snowmobile tour- Ice 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 Gunnison- One 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!