We recently finished a nine day trip to the beautiful and quaint mountain town of Ouray in Colorado. While I spend the next couple of weeks editing hundreds upon and hundreds of images from my adventures, I wanted to at least share some of the food experiences from the area. There are surprisingly few options and little variety to pick from, but here are the nine worth highlighting (for better or worse).
Read to the end for a big teaser of the upcoming blogs!
They don't need my review, they know they are amazing. The map of travelers from all over the world and nearly all 5 star reviews tells you everything you need to know. I went for the Raspberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It was. Insanely. Delicious. I would go back here every time I visited, without question!
*Note this one is in Silverton, which is about 45 minutes south of Ouray. It is worth it for many reasons, both the Million Dollar scenic highway to get there and all the shopping and great views you can get in Silverton. A great day trip if you are staying in Ouray.
I was stuck in Silverton due to a construction closing off the only road back to Ouray (that is a fun story for a future blog) and was looking for a good lunch spot with COVID - Somewhere with a nice outdoor patio. This hit the spot perfectly, with a large shaded patio and live music when I was there. Beautiful atmosphere, the best Vanilla Cream soda I have ever had, and fries that didn't even leave me wanting to dip them in ketchup, they were so good.
*This one is also located in Silverton.
Here is that teaser I mentioned! I wanted to get you excited for what BOTH of my October blogs will be about - Ouray and South Mineral Campground! Both are in Colorado and putting this teaser here is also to create some accountability on my part to get images edited in time. It WILL happen. The motivation for this entire trip was to revisit the South Mineral Campgrounds that we visited 2 years ago, as well as to dedicate much more time to the amazing town of Ouray (which we only passed through on our prior trip). The tale of how this entire trip almost became a complete fail, which involves forest fires and road closures, is something that you can anticipate hearing in my two upcoming blogs.
To get you further ready for the next two blogs, here is a 360 view of one of the waterfalls at South Mineral Campground. This is somewhere that is, quite simply, one of the most underrated locations I have ever explored. I will share more in the next two blogs, but the fact that I have never seen a single sign advertising the 4 to 5 amazing waterfalls you can find here says everything you need to know.
Ok, don't twist my arm. I'll share one more! This is taken directly on top of the above waterfall, which leads to several more waterfalls that I had never explored before.
Stay tuned for many more details!
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