Still going strong, more than a week after we began.
Leaving Durango, we drove through a couple of old Colorado mining towns: Silverton and Ouray. Then we made it in to Montrose in time to check in and head up to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Beautiful. The four of us hiked along the rim for a little ways. Sierra and Kudos, who are always perking up when they notice a bird or a lizard along the path, somehow failed to notice the deer just 60 feet off the path. To make up for it later, Sierra went after a snake. She's a huntress.
The next day brought us to Gunnison, CO. We drove on up to Crested Butte for lunch. It's a small ski town; very cute. Stayed the night in a cabin by a river (not to be confused with a "van down by the river").
Yesterday we drove through Buena Vista and Leadville up to Breckenridge. Got to stop on Monarch Pass along the Continental Divide and take the dogs up to the top of the mountain in a gondola. Pretty fun. Today we went back to Leadville and rode a train up the valley holding the head of the Arkansas river (toward Mt. Arkansas, as it turns out). Also beautiful. The dogs' first train ride, that we know of.
That's all for now. Lots of great pictures; I'll be posting an album's worth at some point, but for now just teasers.