Silver Stars & Golden Aspens

  • Special National Event
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Telluride, CO
Judy Bennett

The Pikes Peak Section presents an exciting new National Special Event, Silver Stars & Golden Aspens, in 2018. During this multi-day event, members will experience incomparable drives available only in the Rocky Mountains. Highlights of the drive include Trail Ridge Road, Highway in the Sky, as it ascends to treeline at 11,500 feet and offers thrilling views and wildlife sightings. Then we will drive through Glenwood Canyon, a 12-mile ruggedly scenic gorge where the walls climb to 1300 feet. The canyon is considered one of the most scenic natural features of the US Interstate Highway System. The next highlight is the Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest lake in Colorado and the strikingly beautiful Black Canyon of the Gunnison, home to some of the most dramatic rock formations and craggiest spires in North America. From there we’ll travel through the picturesque mountain towns of Ouray and Silverton via the San Juan Scenic Byway and the Million Dollar Highway. Star Trails 2011 alumni will remember the challenging steep cliffs, narrow lanes, and no guardrails. Legend has it that the road cost a million dollars a mile to build and that its fill dirt contains a million dollars in gold ore. From there, it’s on to Telluride, a quirky mountain town, home to movie stars, skiing, and the Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors. Over 2 days, we’ll have the opportunity to participate in the concours and static displays of this premier automotive event. Mercedes-Benz will be the featured marque in 2018. Silver Stars & Golden Aspens will cover 620 miles in 3 days of driving. There is no more gorgeous scenery nor more challenging driving anywhere else in the world. Join us for the drive of your life.