We awoke to a fantastic view of Mesa Verde and took our time getting around. Our bus doesn’t have windshield visors, so if we are up too early, we get the sun in our face. I should probably make something that fixes that soon. We wound our way through mountain towns like Durango, Silverton, and Ouray before making our way down into Montrose, CO for a quiet night’s sleep in a city park.
The road between Durango and Silverton was shut down temporarily for a bike race so we hung out in the Purgatory Ski parking lot while late season skiers and boarders flocked to the mountain for a few last runs.
We normally opt for a Forest Service camping area, but due to a crazy snow year, most everything around Ouray is closed. The little city park in Montrose only allows for one night’s stay in a 14-day period which is perfect for us! Plus, it is close to a Mexican food place that we can walk to!
*NOMAD TIP OF THE WEEK- Ouray Hot Springs is a super-nice facility that offers $2 hot showers that aren’t timed. Vagabond heaven!