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Great scenic overlook

This scenic turnout celebrates Otto Mears - The Pathfinder of the San Juans. He was a road builder... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
,
Lawrence, Kansas
Amazing

We stopped here while driving the Million Dollar Highway. Beautiful scenery. Take your time and... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Dakotagirl777
,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Site of a frozen waterfall and America's first manmade ice-climbing park.
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Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This scenic turnout celebrates Otto Mears - The Pathfinder of the San Juans. He was a road builder who pioneered the difficult construction of the roads in this area. If you drive it you will understand his accomplishments. At the turnout they have a great...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We stopped here while driving the Million Dollar Highway. Beautiful scenery. Take your time and enjoy.

Thank Dakotagirl777
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

When you do the Million Dollar HWY its more like a billion dollar experience. My hub and I are celebrating our 10 yr anniversary and decided a roadtrip with the pups would make sense. I had no idea!!!

Thank smilesLasVegas
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The drive through the Uncompahgre Gorge on Hwy 550 takes your full attention since it's two lane, and no guardrails, but it's the views are well worth it. You may catch a glimpse of the Bighorn sheep grazing on the steep slopes! Look for abundant...More

Thank KELittle
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The San Juan Skyway loop from Silverton-Ouray-Telluride has photo ops at every turn. Your camera cannot capture the beauty of it all, but perhaps it can trigger a pleasant memory or twenty. My description would just sound like all the others, so do yourself a...More

Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Absolutely beautiful .hiked and drove HWY 550 from Ouray to silverton. Had a great day. So many waterfalls and beautiful scenery.

Thank stuart g
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Make sure u have time to spend, it is still a big highlight of our trips. we stop to check the falls, take pictures.

Thank naniban
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Biggest waterfall I have ever seen... stop at the layby as you drive down the gorge be careful as its on the drop side of the road . there is a viewing platform to take your photos... Its lovely

Thank HarleyMatt
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is right off the road and quite beautiful! It is just as pretty in summer and winter with the ice!

Thank Colorado C
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot believe this " thing to do " does not rank at the top. The winter views are breathtaking . We were here for the first time last year and we snapped some unforgettable memories. The area is easily accessible so if you are driving...More

Thank mrmoparhemi
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