Ouray's Natural Hot Springs (93 degrees). We just conquered the Million Dollar Highway. With Dori.
I feel very lucky to live in the 4 Corners (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado) cool day trips are only an hour or 2 away. I won't drive through the Colorado Rockies during winter (too scared). But this summer..I did!
Back in the 1870's gold was found in this area and dozens of small mining towns grew into flourishing communities. Places like Ouray, Silverton, and Durango Colorado sprang up, sometimes overnight. Thousands of men from all over the world came and looked for their fortune. A handful of them found it. I had never explored this part of the 4 Corners but I'm grateful I did. Southwest Colorado will be a summer favorite!
Copper River from Copper Hill
Silverton, CO (My father mined here when he was a young man)
Best corn and tomato bought road side in Southwest Colorado. No exaggeration!
A little sharding