Fanny and I recently went to Silverton, CO. What a great place the San Juan Mountains are. That is where many of Louis L'Amour's books are set. I have read them all and enjoyed seeing the terrain and recalling the stories.
We were there to see our youngest son, Zane, finish the Hardrock 100 mile endurance run. He finished in 46 hours! Silverton is 11,000 feet above sea level. I could hardly climb stairs. We stayed in the Royal Imperial Hotel (on the third floor with NO elevator!)
Here is a link to some photos of our trip: http://picasaweb.google.com/SmithDRay/ColoradoJuly2010#