We drove through Silverton and stopped at the Animas Forks ghost town. No summer is complete without stopping there!
We drove out of Animas Forks into California Gulch next. This is the Bagley Mill that was used to treat ore from the Frisco Tunnel.
California Pass still has a ton of snow!
I'm really thankful that the San Juan County Road and Bridge Department were able to open these passes in time for my Dad's trip! Jay took this photo and I think he caught Garrett mid-yawn. California Pass is even higher than Engineer Pass, 12,930 feet.
A Texan had been at the summit.
Lake Como is still pretty icy! This is the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River.
A short drive from the summit of California Pass took us to the summit of Hurricane Pass, probably named for the high winds always present in that spot.