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2017/02/28 Colorado Mountain Collective Tour: Aspen, Silverton, and Telluride
π 2017-02-28 00:00 in Snow

Like last year, I went to join Arturo on his Mountain Collective tour. I flew to Aspen to join him there, and we had 3 good days at Aspen Highlands Snowmass 101*|thankfully my plane arrived in Aspen just hours before the storm got in and the airport got shut down 102*|quite frankly, visibility was marginally, we didn't get it by much 106*|snowmass village

Our second day after Highlands, we went back to Aspen to see art museums and galleries:









nice police car
nice police car



go to Aspen, get high :)
go to Aspen, get high :)







Arturo and I went back to the nice but overpriced french restaurant
Arturo and I went back to the nice but overpriced french restaurant

After Aspen, we drove to Silverton, nice drive and scenery:






giving that Arturo was there, we had a required stop at Orvis Hot Springs :)
giving that Arturo was there, we had a required stop at Orvis Hot Springs :)

and after driving the million dollar highway at night, we arrived in Silverton
and after driving the million dollar highway at night, we arrived in Silverton

Silverton is really just alive during the winter thanks to the ski resort (it gets more traffic during the summer thanks to the tourist steam trains that go to it):








the train tracks are under the snow somewhere :)
the train tracks are under the snow somewhere :)

this train isn't going anywhere until spring.
this train isn't going anywhere until spring.

Once done with Silverton, we drove to the nearby Telluride, which is just on the other side of the mountain range, but an 1h45 drive around to get to it via road. Gave us the chance to see the million dollar highway during daytime:


sadly Arturo did not let me drive :)
sadly Arturo did not let me drive :)







Ouray
Ouray

Ouray has ice climbing but it was not open for business when we came
Ouray has ice climbing but it was not open for business when we came

Eventually we got to Telluride, where we were lucky to get snow on one of our days

we went to visit its airport with the highest commercial runway in the continental US
we went to visit its airport with the highest commercial runway in the continental US








And after some good snow in Telluride, it was time for flying home, got a few nice shots (click on them for location):







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