Established in 1874, the town of Silverton is located in the San Juan mountains of southwestern Colorado. It's a beautiful location to visit in the summertime, and one of the main starting points of the Alpine Loop, a 65-mile rugged road that passes by many mining ghost towns. In July, my husband and I, along with our two teenaged daughters, joined my parents and sister for a vacation.
|The Silver Summit RV park.|
|My husband and I in the Rocky Mountains.|
|Box Canyon in Ouray, Colorado.|
|An amazing beaver dam.|
|The beginning of the Alpine Loop.|
|The San Juan Mountains.|
|Four-wheel drive vehicles are required to drive the Alpine|
Loop in its entirety.
|The ghost town of Animas Forks, which sits on the three forks|
of the Animas River. This is one of the most visited old
mining towns in Colorado.
|Me at Engineer Pass (12,800 feet) on the Alpine Loop.|
|We came across a moose mother and her baby (not|
pictured) eating by the side of the road along the
|Cinnamon Pass (12,640 feet) on the Alpine Loop.|
|My husband and parents at Cinnamon Pass. We were|
caught in a mini-snowstorm.
|Silverton has a ski area and it's not|
|Silverton Mountain Ski Area.|
|Our last night in Silverton.|
|To soothe the soul, come to the mountains.|