My friend, Cliff Weiss is a ski instructor and long time resident of idyllic Aspen, CO. He told me that when people ask him where he goes on vacation, he responds, "Outside".
Cliff is like so many Coloradans I have met who live to go outside and play. And after taking this drive into Silverton, CO. I can understand why.
The hiking is superb - there's incredible places no human has ever seen before.
The views are mesmerizing - there are many places to pull over and take it all in.
The rivers are soothing - it calms the mind, relaxes the body and revives the spirit.
The mountains are breathtaking - literally and figuratively.
The camping is surreal - that middle shot next to the water was just 30 feet from our site.
And the fishing - well, let's just say that seconds after taking this shot, they caught one.
So if you are looking for a getaway that has a lot of silver linings to it - come to Colorado.
And then go outside and play.
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