Ophir

The Town of Ophir is a very small residential community located in a valley about 15-20 minutes drive south from Telluride.    Ophir Pass is a popular jeep road which connects the Town of Ophir and the Town of Silverton and is closed to vehicular traffic during the winter.    Waterfall Canyon and Swamp Canyon are the two major adjuncts located on the south side of the Ophir valley.   Photos from the northern side of the ophir valley are grouped together and contain shots of the Ophir Needles spanning all the way to the Hans Blix trail which is the primary Ophir to Telluride (hiking) trail.