2017 – Colorado – Silverton

Our best and most efficient day was Sunday   -we hiked the Perimeter trail in Ouray till we reached the waterfall, then swam in the Hot springs pool, before that we saved a turtle who climbed up from his pond and almost got on a busy road. The turtle expressed his gratitude by peeing on me profoundly…:-)Then we jumped into our car and drove to Silverton on a Million Dollar highway. It was impressive! There are some very orange mountains on top of Ouray, they look like in Utah, but with a lot of rain, and from those mountains an orange stream is flowing: There were mines along he road and descriptions of them that they mine all the possible metals here and the underground tunnels are 100 mi long… This was a beautiful landing from a pass, with Silverton already very close:It is also like in a goblet – all surrounded by mountains. But its ‘goblet’ is much wider that the one of Ouray’s. And so I felt much more  spacious there. Those instruments set up in a little town park had a soothing and healing sound! Here we ate a funnel cake! But they also have other foods, too. This green cross means  “healing with the help of weed” :-): The is the train station – it is a famous train that goes from Durango to Silverton through the mountains and Canyons. I guess  -it is a lot of fun! But it was not in our plans this time. On the way out of Silverton we drove a little towards Durango for the views:You can see Silverton down below far away.  But the road was being fixed, there were some waits there and also it looked scarier for me that the Million Dollar road to Ouray, so we turned back to Ouray. All in all – Silverton is well worth of a visit whether by train or a car, and to my taste-  it seemed the most beautiful of all the towns we visited. But beauty is not the only reason we visit places…