I remember being in the car with Shari and the kids and seeing the enormous mountains in the distance as we left Montrose heading to Silverton. They were ominous and awe inspiring and in that moment we channeled our inner pioneers and headed on the road toward the mountaintops. Colorado is such a peaceful and beautiful place and yet the power of nature is everywhere from the white water in the rivers to the steep mountain cliffs. Over the centuries man has left his mark with suspension bridges, railroads, trails and mines, but not conquered nature. There are so many places in Colorado that are pristine, so beautiful sometimes it's almost too much to take in.
There are the vacation spots that are forever popular like Telluride, Aspen, and Steamboat Springs but we opted to explore cities like Trinidad, Montrose and Durango where we channeled the Native American Indian, and the Cowboy culture. We experienced our own Rocky Mountain high breathing in the fresh air while we meandered discovering an abundance of treasures. From golden sunsets, to gold mines, to golden pancakes, Colorado has so much to see and do and we only scratched the surface.