The Canyons of the San Juan and West Elk Mountains descend through colorful sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock layers with an active volcanic geologic history.
Explore Technical descents of the waterfalls and narrows found in these spectacular mountain ranges surrounding iconic Colorado mountain towns including Ouray, Silverton, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Telluride, Marble, Lake City, and Creede along the Silver Thread Byway
Once an oasis of the Utes, and later a center of silver and gold mining, the San Juan Mountains have become a destination for outdoor recreation. This Guide offers a detailed introduction to these special canyons along with historical, ecological, and geological information for the area as well as ethics and safety considerations for the sport.
In addition to new canyon descents, this book contains updated information on the classic Ouray and Silverton canyon routes, with new details about exits and anchors.
55 Canyoning Descents in - Ouray, Silverton, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Silver Thread Byway, Telluride, Marble