When I helped the guy change his tire, he was on his way to Stony Pass. He said it was one of his favorite areas to ride, so I thought I would check it out.
Heading east out of Silverton
Indian sign language??
No, just a sign for the continental divide trail.
No motorcycles allowed though
This is a hiking trail. A long hiking trail, they recommend planning on 6 months if you want to do the whole thing.
Lots of old abandoned mines around and mine equipment
I didn't see any sign at the top of this one, just more vehicles, so I started down the other side.
It was a long trail. You get to ford the Rio Grand River, just about peg depth today. I didn't realize what it was at the time, so no pictures.
It comes out between Lake City and Creede on 149.
Again, all nice roads and beautiful scenery, but finally my tires are ready, so I have to make a 2 1/2 hour trip to Durango.
But at least now my DR has new shoes
Still a few troublesome passes to go.