Day 23: Pagosa Springs, CO to Silverton, CO

Day 23
August 26, 2010
Pagosa Springs, CO to Silverton, CO – 108 Miles

A not so early start to a beautiful day! Of course there was no hurry, since Silverton was so close.


Made Durango by lunch and after a slow loop through downtown, stopped at the Strater Hotel for lunch. They strive for a bit of the “old-west” atmosphere and serve good grub.



Photos from the road from Durango to Silverton:






And as I round the last turn before the vista that overlooks Sliverton, I spy these two! When I stopped, one asked if I wanted a photo taken and we ended up hanging out for a half hour or so. Turns out they are brothers from Texas and they trailer their bikes up out of the heat every year and spend a week or two touring the Rockies. And this vista is one of their favorites as well.


The pic one of them took:


And the view of Silverton – the white tent in the lower right corner, as I was later to find out, was set up for a Horizons Unlimited rally.


I found a hotel, checked in, and went in search of a laundry and a place for dinner.