Cross the Border into Colorado continue traveling north on Highway 550 passing through La Plata County to Durango, stop and check out the town stroll around and view the historic dwellings, too many to list. Visit the rail station and see the old steam engines and rolling stock, you could take a ride but the scenery is discovered better by road.
Resume road trip north via Hermosa, Lime Creek, Molos Lake and Pass traveling the most picturesque views to be seen, horse and cattle ranches in pine timberland mountain ranges and canyons with lakes on both sides of the pass set in the San Juan National Forest. The San Juan County as an elevation of 14000 feet, the high mountain ranges at the Twylight Peak were snow capped with thousands of pine trees in view. Lime Creek gives the best view of the Molos Lake and Pass water flowing down the mountain sides into the canyons with the rail tracks running down the side.
Silverton a former Silver Mining Camp and a Designated National Landmark District with the original old west historic buildings in good repair and well worth viewing look out for the Grand Imperial Hotel magnificent site. All set with a mountain back view.
Continue north through the Red Mountain Range into Ouray County winding down the bendy pass viewing on both sides remains of gold and silver mines by Ouray Town continue onto Hot Springs. Stop and view the roaming Buffalo in the Red Cliff area now covering more than 90 miles on mountain pass roads.
Resume journey through Dallas Creek in Ridgway County passing the Ridgway State Park the Lakes full of house boats. Once in Ridgeway travel through old town go onto the Highway 50 east passing Olathe and Delta into Grand Junction. Stay over night book into the Rodeway Inn Motel for 1 night today’s road trip covered 352 miles.
Grand Junction the largest city in the western Colorado located along the Colorado River having farming, cattle breeding and several winery areas. Visit the charming Downtown explore the various shops, galleries and the Cabelas Gun Library many eateries to suit all tastes.