Telluride, CO Road Trip and Dead Horse Point State Park
I walked straight into town where people were out and about on a sunny Thursday afternoon. I was surprised by the number of people walking around and also the number of dogs to people ratio. It was about a 2:1 ratio. Every other person had a dog and not just any dog, the most well behaved dogs live in Telluride. I swear. I literally saw a girl on a bike, very happily riding down the middle of the road with her young dog following behind her nicely with no leash. The dog didn’t even notice the other dogs on the street or the cars wizzing by as they passed. Aside from the dogs, my next thought was GONDOLA! I entered the gondola nervously as my guide proceeded to tell me we were going up to 10,000 ft. I’m not sure if it was the fact that I hadn’t eaten or if it was the guide’s information but as we approached to the top I started to feel the effects of the elevation. I choose to continue on the gondola instead of getting off at the top and rode down to the other side into Mountain Village. We only walked around Mountain Village for about 10 minutes as it was d-e-a-d dead. Back up and over the 10,000 ft mountain back into Telluride for lunch. Lunch was by far the best middle eastern food I’ve ever had and better yet, it was served out of a trailer. Beef Shish-Kebab and Baba Ganouj. After lunch we took it easy and strolled back to the van as a storm started to roll in.
When we arrived back in Moab the storm was in effect therefore I decided not to do the evening hike in the rain. Rain is bad! Instead I took a trip to the hot tub with a few local Moab brews while relaxing in the storming autumn sprinkles. Another perfect day!