Kickin’ it in Red Cliff

17 Jan

Red Cliff, CO

  • Coordinates: 39 30’38 N 106 22, 24 W
  • Population: 289 at the 2000 census (not much more in 2013…)
  • Mining town founded in 1879 during the CO Silver Boom
  • Named for the red quartzite in the surrounding cliffs
  • Best known for the “Green Bridge” or the Eagle River Bridge
  • Made my mark by wiping out in the middle of their only bar, Mango’s Mountain Grill. Ski boots and linoleum don’t mix.

My friend, Tom, took me to Red Cliff for lunch, via snowmobile. It was awesome. We started at Vail Pass and took turns snowmobiling and being towed by the snowmobile, the 12 miles to down into Red Cliff. The scenery was breathtaking, the weather was incredible, the company was charming, and the town was perfect. What a day.

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DAD, I also ventured into Montezuma, you know, just to say I’ve been there. Couple of things:

  1. I’ve been told I need to be married to my brother to live there
  2. You’re right, it’s Summit County’s version of Ophir
  3. I saw the “bomb”…who hung it is still up for grabs
  4. Scooby, the black lab, is the only life that I saw while in Montezuma. 

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