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Old 09-01-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Cool.. I've been looking into mesa verde and I love that type of historic place to visit.
Technically, it's a prehistoric place since the folks there didn't write anything down.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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The Animas river near Durango is pretty good for fly fishing for trout. Probably good for bait or spinners too. It's a big river, as far as Colorado rivers go, so there's some big trout in there.

If you want to drive on 550 all the way to Ouray, then on the other side of Ouray you can fish the Uncompaghre river which is also pretty good. The drive between Durango and Ouray is really cool, too. You'd enjoy it.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:57 PM
 
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The Animas river near Durango is pretty good for fly fishing for trout. Probably good for bait or spinners too. It's a big river, as far as Colorado rivers go, so there's some big trout in there.

If you want to drive on 550 all the way to Ouray, then on the other side of Ouray you can fish the Uncompaghre river which is also pretty good. The drive between Durango and Ouray is really cool, too. You'd enjoy it.
Nice appreciate the fishing info. A lot of the fishing info on Colorado only returns private fishing spots..not a lot on the public lands. I hope the fishing's good though, I plan on doing a lot of it! I mostly fish lures BTW, Thomas Bouyants etc.. Spoons
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:18 AM
 
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Do not miss Canyon de Chelley in Az.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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There are several ghost towns you could visit in the vicinity of Silverton you might want to check out:

Ghost Towns of Colorado - San Juan County

When you get to Durango these folks can give you some great advice on where to go see other historic sites in the area:

The Animas Museum

Even if you're not staying there, this hotel is worth a visit:

Durango, Colorado | Historic Victorian Hotel | - Strater Hotel

You'll also probably want to visit the old train depot:

About Us | Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train
Perfect! There is also this turnoff w/ a long, winding gravel road that is mainly one lane w/ pull offs, that leads up to a really cool historic train station, filled w/ old items, just sitting out!!!!!!! It was a fantastic, amazing drive! I've tried to google it. I hope it still exists. It was a historic marker just out of Durango about a limestone fire. We even had a bald eagle land on our road. lol Just one of many things that made us move from Ohio to Utah. =)
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Nice appreciate the fishing info. A lot of the fishing info on Colorado only returns private fishing spots..not a lot on the public lands. I hope the fishing's good though, I plan on doing a lot of it! I mostly fish lures BTW, Thomas Bouyants etc.. Spoons
There's decent trout fishing to be had in the rivers. I've never had luck in any of the lakes, though.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:48 AM
 
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Do not miss Canyon de Chelley in Az.
Thanks for the tip, I'll check into that.



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There's decent trout fishing to be had in the rivers. I've never had luck in any of the lakes, though.
Right on, I'll be giving them a shot. I'll post up a bunch of pics and a fishing report of sorts when I get back.

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