OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO:
Take the kids fishing- Andrews Lake is our favorite spot- located 12 Miles North of Cascade Village on Highway 550 (Fishing licenses and gear can be found at Outdoor World on Greene St in Silverton)
Take a drive on the Million Dollar Highway- This is an unforgettable adventure from Cascade Village to the town of Ouray- (42 miles one-way)
Take a trip back in history by riding the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad- we suggest riding the train only one way and catching the bus back- otherwise too long of a day- durangotrain.com
Prospect for gold- Take a tour of the Old Hundred Mine Gold Mine Tour in Silverton
Go horseback riding through the San Juan Mountains-Rapp Corral
Visit Mesa Verde National Park- worth the drive!
Go on a shopping spree- Downtown Durango has some great shops
Visit Box Canyon Waterfall and Park in Ouray
Take a hike - Great hiking trails near and around Cascade Village can be found atDuranGOoutdoors.com
Go on a 4-wheel drive adventure- Outlaw Tours
Take a backcountry snowmobile tour- Ice Pirates
Watch an old west shootout- Wild West Staged Gunfights- 12th & Blair Street, Silverton, Thurs- Sat 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day
OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT:
Sows Ear- Silverpick Resort (5 miles south on Highway 550)-Great steaks with a view!
Handlebars- Silverton- West 13th Street- Featuring elk and buffalo burgers. Save room for dessert!
Chimayos- 862 Main Street Durango- Definitely try one of the jalapeno margaritas!
Durango Diner- 957 Main Street Durango- Best breakfast in Colorado. Green chile is totally awesome!
Bon Ton- St Elmo Hotel 426 Main Street in Ouray- Beef Wellington is our favorite!
Rocky Mountain Funnel Cakes- 1249 Greene Street- This is a family favorite on a rainy Silverton day!