Thursday, September 30, 2010

A beautiful autumn day in the San Juan Mountains

 We arrived at Alpen RV Park here in Durango, CO yesterday.  Another lovely campground that is well tended.  The RV park sits at the foot of the San Juan Mountains.

Today we took a hike on a segment of the  Colorado Trail.  This trail was built and maintained by volunteers and stretches from Denver some 500 miles to Durango.  We only covered a tiny slice of the trail.  

It was a perfect day.  Light breeze and sunlight, no bugs, flies or mosquitoes .   Most of our 75 minute hike was alongside of Junction Creek. A  babbling brook is a nice addition to any trail.  At the end of our hike we drove about 2 miles into the San Juan Forest and had a picnic lunch in the forest.  Beats a day at the office.

Tomorrow we will drive from here to Albuquerque, NM for the Balloon Festival where we will meet up to with friends Mike and Bev Heine and Lexie, their sweet Labrador Retriever.

Here is what we saw:

A collection of rock cairns often built in memory of someone special.
Part of the trail.


  1. Nice area, we will add it to our list when in CO.

  2. Love the brook. It looks so peaceful. Could just sit and watch the water go by all day.

    Stay safe.