As much as we loved & felt at home in Monument Valley, we were excited about heading to CO. The cooler temperatures beckoned & we headed north on Scenic Hwy 145. We were both curious how the truck (Beasley) would perform. I40’s highest peak in NC is 2786 ft near Swannanoa which is quite a little hill compared with Lizard Head Pass on CO 145. Beasley did great pulling us & the Airstream through several 10,000+ ft passes. Amazing to see piles of snow in June! It was refreshingly brisk at that altitude. Our camping spot was in Ridgway State Park & it was wonderful to see grass & mountains without other RVs in view. Gotta love the folks that lay out a state park with privacy & nature in mind. Ouray is often called the Switzerland of America because it is surrounded on three sides by snow covered peaks (at least when we were there). We feel like real wimps because the altitude is getting us. Walking up & down the hills of downtown at 7792 ft was not easy on our legs or lungs. Ouray is a friendly funky town, loaded with art galleries, restaurants, & restored Victorian buildings. We figured we might be able to handle the short walk into the city park, Box Canyon Falls. I was leery of the heights & the wire mesh scaffolding, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? It was amazing! 150,000 gallons of snow melt roared through that 10 ft wide canyon per minute. Ouray was the perfect Sunday afternoon adventure & the burgers at Maggie's were awesome!