Re: Uninterested & Less-Excited Spouses - Please Check In Here [RE: Ouray & FJ Summit
There are a lot of things to do in the area besides going on the trails. I've spent some time heading out on the highways out of town down towards Durango, out of Teluride past Ophir and Trout Lake and on both the highways toward Moab and Grand Junction. Lots of photo opportunities with older buildings, flowers, scenic views, etc.
Do some reading about the area and you'll find that there is a lot of history from mining to movies. There's a website all about the locations of the filming of the original True Grit.
Lots of little shops with everything from clothing to candy. Mouse's in Ouray is an awesome little shop with handmade truffles, different desserts, and they roast their own coffee out in the front of the shop in a big antique coffee roaster. Silverton and Teluride are nearby with even more shops. There are also some spas if the need to be pampered is there.
Drive down to Silverton and check out the narrow gauge train and the miner's memorial statue on the hillside.
Check out the architecture on the buildings around town.
Pack up a lunch and go have a picnic in the forest or one of the parks around town.
Go swim or hang around the Hot Springs.
Grab a beverage and kick back and just enjoy the beauty of the area and maybe toss in meeting a few new friends.
Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens...
I'll ride in on a sunny day, Sing you a song, steal your heart away Like a cowboy Hang my hat like I'm here for awhile Kick off my boots and drive you wild Like a cowboy Well baby you know I can't stay long You wake up, I'll be gone Until then I'll hold on Like a cowboy.