Just so happens, if you turn off to the right at main Ridgway intersection to see True Grit’s movie location, you are on the road to the Dallas Scenic byway and, with one left turn a few miles on, through a beautiful drive I couldn’t safely stop to take pictures of, you’re on your way to Telluride.
Along the way to Telluride, if you’re paying attention, there is a brown sign for a County Park – stop by, eat your picnic lunch, walk through and admire their native plant gardens, the little pond and the creek –
Outside of Ridgway and near Telluride, you’ll see signs for Last Dollar Road – a beautiful shortcut we didn’t take because most of it requires 4WD – Next Year!
Mom’s friends had told her she simply had to see Telluride, that it was their favorite mountain town, etc., etc. As I pulled into the outskirts, I was disappointed – the townhomes/condo lodges at the edge for the ski trade convinced me it was just like all the other ski towns – but as we traversed the main street, I was in for a pleasant surprise…
Telluride on my list of places to spend some time in, to explore and really get to know the history.
We aren’t even through Day 2 and I’m pooped resizing photos – Next up – Ouray and the Box Canyon Water Falls