We started with Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs with Marcia’s brother Tim and his family. Headed west we first faced the climb over the Continental Divide at Cottonwood Pass (elev 12,500 ft). The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a very special experience, like a smaller Grand Canyon. On to Telluride where we would spend several days while in this part of the state. The road to Durango, the Million Dollar highway is spectacular. From there we went west to the four corners, visiting the ancient artifacts of the North American peoples and seeing the horrific conditions on the reservations. Mesa Verde should not be missed.