Durango - Montrose
It had snowed all night and the San Juan Skyway was blocked. Not only that but we had just experienced the worst spring snowstorm for decades. Most roads, including the interstates, and Denver airport were closed. Plans had to be changed. The friendly lady at the Information Center recommended going around by Moab in Utah but we dediced to chance it and go over by Telluride. Snow was piled hight at Lizard Head Pass (10,222 feet) but the road was clear.
Telluride was originally a gold and silver mining town but now it is the home to the Telluride Ski Resort - with recreational facilities all year round.
We headed northwards through Ouray (Switzerland of America) to Montrose. Having found a room for the night we drove out to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Unfortunately it started to snow so we couldn't see the canyon.