Margee's Full Report
5 min Video
Durango to Silverton 50 miles.
After 30 miles uphill with 1 mile gain in altitude to the first 11,000 ft
summit my legs felt like I was peddling with the brakes on. I stopped twice
just to see if my wheels were working. I hitched a ride to the second
11,000 ft summit 7 miles away. Then it was 10 miles downhill to Silverton.
I had to use my brakes a lot to keep my speed under 45 MPH. It took me 5 hrs
and 10 minutes in total. Margee road the
Mesa Verde National
Park, toured the Anasazi Indian Museum, Cliff and Pueblo dwellings.
2002 Jeep Wrangler with big tires and comfortable bucket seats. Drove
the Alpine Loop through
Pass 12,800 ft to Lake City and then to
Engineer's Pass 13,650ft. Saw old mines and ghost towns.
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