This past weekend, we had the pleasure of out of town company in Durango. Our friends, Bob and Laura (my son Kyle’s in-laws) visited us from California. We took the opportunity to show them some of the best of southwest Colorado.
We took a drive to Creede, and stayed overnight in at the Antlers Rio Grand Lodge. We enjoyed an amazing scenic dinner on the river, and the quality of the dining experience was excellent. Creede is actually home of the well-known Creede Repertory Theater, visitors from all over take in the show, and in a future trip, we hope to have the opportunity.
On Saturday morning, we drove over Slumgullion pass to Lake City, and stoppped for breakfast. Following breakfast, we drove to the Gunnison area, with a scenic ride along Blue Mesa Reservoir. We then continued over then to Montrose, then back over Red Mountain Pass to Durango. As many locals know, this is some of the best scenery in the country! I love driving through Ouray and Silverton. The trip was 124 miles to Creede, then from Creede to Montrose another 151 miles, and finally another 107 miles back to Durango. Although it was a lot to cram into one weekend, we had a great time.
The combination of history and scenery make this an unforgettable experience. At the end of the day, it was great being back home, and I finished the day with fly fishing on Hermosa Creek.
This trip (although a lot) offers some of the best scenery ever imaginable. It’s beautiful at all times of the year. It is so much fun to share this beauty with out of town visitors, and to appreciate the place we live even more