Category Archives: San Juan County

Corkscrew Pass Switchbacks

Do you like heights? Steep roads? Incredible vistas? Then this video is for you. It covers my motorcycle ride from the top of Corkscrew Pass down to the bottom of the switchbacks. Corkscrew Pass is a popular Jeep road in … Continue reading

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Picayne and Placer Gulches in Five Minutes: Video

Near the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, are Picayne (yes, that’s spelled right) and Placer Gulches. San Juan County Road 9 goes up Picayne Gulch (beware: steep!), hops over the divide and down into Placer Gulch. The views are … Continue reading

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Tour Ghost Town Barracks Near Animas Forks, Colorado: Video

This is a short tour of what I believe to be an old barracks building near a mine in Picayne Gulch, near the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, both in San Juan County. The nearest “real” town is Silverton. … Continue reading

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California and Hurricane Passes: Video from the East

I was up in the San Juan Mountains today (San Juan County, Colorado, between Ouray and Silverton). This is a five minute snatch of video I took with my GoPro Hero2 HD helmet camera. It starts on the east side … Continue reading

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Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Well, after climbing Corkscrew, what’s better than lunch in Silverton? And, after lunch, why not look in on the train?

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Oh! Point Video (Near Engineer Pass)

I made it to within a hundred yards of Engineer Pass today. I’m amazed the roads are open this early in the season! We’re at least a month early in terms of road openings. Engineer Pass Road itself (Ouray County … Continue reading

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More Open Roads: Yankee Boy, Engineer Pass (almost), Animas Forks

Whew, what a wild ride I had today! My goal was simply to see how far up toward Yankee Boy Basin I could get. The answer: all the way! The road is open up to the Forest Service restroom (usually … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Pass, Last Dollar, Uncompahgre Plateau Fall Color Update

Wednesday and Thursday of this week, I was up in the Ironton Park area, about 7 miles south of Ouray, where the color was at its peak and quite spectacular. Also, some great photos continuing south up to Red Mountain … Continue reading

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Gary’s Honda 90 Rides Again!

Gary and I were at it again today, this time at Clear Lake in San Juan County.

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Clear Lake Wildflowers

This morning I took San Juan, Colorado, County Road 12 up to Clear Lake. The GPS track and pictures are found by going to this post. I’d concentrated so much on the road that I didn’t see the wildflowers at … Continue reading

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