A room tour of The Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton, Colorado
I stayed at the Grand Imperial Hotel and loved its charm. I thought I would film a room to show everyone the charm.
Corkscrew Gulch, Colorado
The Corkscrew Gulch Trail has some of the most spectacular views on the planet. When you're up here you feel like you are on top of the world. Corkscrew Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.732m (12,244ft) above sea level, located in San Juan County, in southwestern Colorado, USA. The road is suitable only for 4-wheel drive vehicles. Narrow and steep on some switchbacks. It’s one of the highest roads in Colorado.
Million Dollar Hwy in Colorado
This drive is so beautiful and enjoyable in the summer months but I'm not so sure in the winter. Million Dollar Highway is one of the most beautiful roads in America In the state of Colorado, there’s a special highway built in the late 1880s: the Million Dollar Highway, part of the San Juan Skyway. It's one of the nation’s most spectacular drives. You'll be on the "outside" for a while with a hell of a view to your right (let the passenger look. You'll want to watch the road). Forget standard driving safety measures like guardrails and shoulders, there aren't any on this stretch, so swerving off the road is not advised!
Take a Ride on the Durango Silverton Train
The Durango Silverton Train ride is so amazing with all of the beauty of the Colorado mountains and Animas river.
Silverton Minerals & Gifts shop in Silverton, Colorado
I always enjoy going into small-town shops and this one had a lot of cool things to see like, crystals, rocks, petrified wood, and shark teeth.
Gold Mine Tour in Silverton, Colorado
This was a extremely fun tour to take. We took a minecart/train one third of a mile into the mountain. Once in the mountain, our guide Ken... BTY told us some great stories... some were funny, and some not so funny. I don't know about the other tour guides, but Ken was fantastic! Overall this was a great mine tour that I will remember for a long time. From their site: The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour is a guided mine tour that takes you 1/3 mile into the heart of 13,000 foot Galena Mountain where you can follow the vein and see real mining equipment in action! Go underground and experience the secret world of the gold miner!
Amazing underground gold mine tour in Silverton, Colorado. A complete tour!
This was a extremely fun tour to take. We took a minecart/train one third of a mile into the mountain. Once in the mountain, our guide Ken... BTY told us some great stories... some were funny, and some not so funny. I don't know about the other tour guides, but Ken was fantastic! Overall this was a great mine tour that I will remember for a long time. The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour is a guided mine tour that takes you 1/3 mile into the heart of 13,000 foot Galena Mountain where you can follow the vein and see real mining equipment in action! Go underground and experience the secret world of the gold miner!
Ghost of Bachelor Syracuse Mine in Ouray, Colorado
I shot this video in 2019 when I was in Colorado. The mine tour was a lot of fun and I would definitely recommended it. When I was filming deep in the mine, I kept seeing orbs flying by my camera. Some people think they are spirits. In the 1920’s, a new tunnel was driven to access the Bachelor’s old workings from below. Dubbed the Syracuse Tunnel, it was financed by investors from Syracuse, New York. This is the part of the Bachelor that is open to the public. Mining was the industry that built the communities of the San Juan Mountains. There were other Bachelor mines in Colorado - it was a pretty popular name in the late 1800’s - but this was THE Bachelor Mine on Gold Hill, and for 100 years it was one of Ouray’s strongest and most reliable producers. So rich was its ore that its three owners made about $250,000 each in its first few years; even after the disastrous silver crash of 1893 when the price of silver plummeted 25% in four days. Today, that would be over $4 m
Steam 473 & 480 arriving to Silverton, Colorado
I have loved trains since I was a little boy in Capitola, CA waiting for the train to cross the trestle through town. It's in my blood and I always take the time to ride one, or simply watch one go by. It brings a smile to my face. Enjoy the video I took this July 2021. Engines: Locomotive 473: The 473 was one of ten K-28 locomotives built by the American Locomotive Works in Schenectady, New York in 1923 for the narrow gauge D&RGW. All ten engines which were called the Sport Models, were sold to the Rio Grande Railroad. The 473 worked the narrow gauge rails in Colorado and New Mexico with her sisters 470 through 479. The 473 spent a lot of time on the Silverton line, also working Durango to Alamosa and the Chili line, which ran from Antonito, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 473’s life changed forever in 1941 when the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor. The U.S. feared a Japanese invasion through Alaska, across the Bering Strait.
Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton, Colorado
We stayed at The Grand Imperial Hotel this summer and really enjoyed our stay, so I thought I would film it for you to see. The rooms were nice and the beds comfortable.