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Sep 7, 2018 - Local Eatery Gems

Friday, September 7: Mueller State Park → Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Weather: Clear and low 40sF with no wind, warming to high 70s west of the mountains Route: CO-67 → US-24W → US-285S → US-50W → CO-347 Highlights: - It was cold with a heavy dew at 6:30. We wore gloves to pack the wet tent fly into a garbage bag and lay the not-so-wet tent across the cargo in the back of the car. We were happy to have packed the dry screen house yesterday before the rain. Skipping our usual breakfast, we hoped to find a small local eatery...

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Aug 20, 2013 - Gold Belt Scenic Tour

We visited the beautiful town of Florissant, Colorado today. The Gold Belt Scenic Tour starts in Florissant, Colorado. Settlers of this area that now encompasses Colorado's Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway had written “Pikes Peak or Bust” on the side of their wagons —a sign of their optimism for gold and the desperation they felt after crossing America’s frontier. What a handful of them found in Cripple Creek, Victor and the hills surrounding these two towns ended up being Colorado’s biggest gold payload. The word Florissant is the gerund of the...

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Oct 30, 2008 - Visiting with Kathie and Mike

We had to drive our RV down an 8 mile dirt road to get to Mike and Kathie's home, but it was worth it!!! We were so lucky the weather was great. What an amazing view these two have. We had so much fun.We saw Bucks, rams, and deer. Visited the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, The town of the famous Cripple Creek, a ride on Shelf Road and some really good Sushi. We would of stayed longer but the snow is a coming.

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Apr 30, 2008 - Day 18: Wednesday 30th April,: Salida to 11 Mile Canyon

Salida to 11 Mile Canyon San Isabel National Forest Once again blue skies and sunshine greeted us this morning and we were on our way along a beautiful valley, the Arkansas River and towering snow capped mountain ranges on either side. The first stop was St. Elmo, a drive along the valley floor with two mountains (Antero & Princeton) both in excess of 14,000’ flanking you on either side, making us feel so insignificant. It is a very popular spot with many holiday houses at the end of the valley. For a little exercise, I hiked up to the...

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