We looking for cooler temperatures so we're driving north into the mountains.

We drove through the town of Rico --- there's not a lot in town as most of the stores appear to be for sale or rent.

Interesting looking mountain peak with an interesting name. This is Lizard Head Peak.

A cute lake along the road.

Another view from the car window.

Telluride is a well known ski area so we thought we'd stop and check it out. Even in the summer it's a hopping place.

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The gondola in Telluride is free. It will take you to the top of the mountain as well as down the other side to Mountain Village. A woman who rode the gondola with us lives in Mountain Village and works in Telluride and rides the gondola to work. Much better than sitting in rush hour traffic in Toronto.

A view from the top. It's a little hazy today or should I say smokey? Depending on how the wind is blowing the smoke from the Durango fire can obscure the view.

Another view from the top. That's Telluride at the bottom.

Further along our drive we saw some beautiful mountain views.

We stopped in Ridgway to pick up a few groceries and came across this old fire truck and fire hall. Many old westerns such as True Grit were filmed in Ridgway.

We finally arrived at the campground just outside of Ouray. Another beautiful spot.