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ABQ / Durango

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ABQ / Durango

We're flying into ABQ June 28th for a Convetion that doesn't start until July 5th. We'd love to see CO - Durango - Silverton RR. Suggestions for the week we have to spend sightseeing? We love the west, horseback riding, jeep tours, stage coach rides, etc. Also any suggestions for fireworks on the 4th of July? We have reservations in ABQ that night. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated!!

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For the 4th I recommend Telluride. They do a parade in the morning, the fire department host a BBQ in the town park, it is a fund raiser for them and the fireworks that night, allthough small compared to the big city, more than make up for it ambience.

In addition, make the trip to Silverton & Ouray. Both are great old mining towns. When in Ouray, take a 4x4 jeep tour with Switzerland of America. They have open jeeps that give you great views. Yankee Boy Basin is very scenic and not too extreme. They do offer some other trips that are fun, but much more intense in terrain.

Cincinnati, OH
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2. Re: ABQ / Durango

From an earlier posting of mine:

Here's an itinerary I'm working on for this summer:

Saturday,: Arrive late in the day.

Sunday: Mesa Verde. (All day excursion)

Monday: Children's Museum (about 2 hours), Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum (1 hour), Afternoon activity???, Diamond Circle Melodrama (evening)

Tuesday July 4: Biking the 5 mile Animas River Trail (afternoon). Another activity???? Fireworks (evening)

Wednesday: Animas Museum (morning), horseback riding (afternoon), Dinner and show at the Bar-D (evening, http://www.bardchuckwagon.com/)

Thursday: train to Silverton (all day), http://www.durangotrain.com/

Friday: Activity???? Trimble Hot Springs (only saw 1 review and it was bad).

Saturday: Depart

Other options: Fishing, Hovenweep National Monument, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, stagecoach tour, rafting

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