We took off from Ouray around 10:30ish this morning after some great coffee and wonderful egg white omelets. We only had 24 miles to go. We headed south toward our destination on the Million Dollar Highway. It really wasn’t too bad, though there were steep inclines, sharp curves and long drops. I’d driven it before but not with our 34′ trailer in tow.
Our goal was to stay at Molas Lake Campground 5 miles south of Silverton. But we didn’t quite make it into Silverton before we found a lovely dispersed camping area just off 550.
There are a few RVs but not crowded at all so far. We found a very nice spot on the rocks and backed up the “home” right to a stream. We’re in full sun, though there are shady spots, so we should have all the power we need for our solar panels. We’re still very close to Silverton and we’ve got great views of the surrounding mountains. We may stay the 14 day limit. And, it’s free.
We’re planning on taking in the town of Silverton one day at least and then hiking to some of the nearby old mines. We’d also like to check out the ghost town of Ironton. So, plenty to stay busy here. I may even try to get some work done!
Here are some pics from the drive here along the Million Dollar Highway and some of our new camp.