Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ouray, Colorado

After leaving Ironton, our next stop was Ouray, CO.  It's a larger town than Silverton, but just as charming.  We checked into our hotel, then changed into swimming suits to go check out the hot springs pools.  No pictures of that, but it was one of my favorite things on our vacation.  It was so nice and relaxing...up until we had to get out in the cool mountain air.  Brrr!

The next morning we did some souvenir shopping and checked out the town.

Before moving on, we went to Box Canyon to see the falls.
From the visitor center, it's a short walk back into the canyon.  You could really feel the temperature difference as you walked down the stairs to get closer to the base of the falls. 
 The host at the visitor center said that the falls were at about 75% of their peak and that it's both spring-fed as well as snow melt.
 Leaving the falls on another trail we saw a beautiful view of Ouray below.

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