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Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Road trip!

Every corner the beautiful views changed. We where in beauty overload. Almost to much to take in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael M
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Beautiful drive, not as difficult as made out to be!

We drove from Durango to Ouray via Silverton this October - the fall colors were out in full and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Jose, California
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A six mile section of the San Juan Skyway with incredible views.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (39 reviews)
“take your time” (33 reviews)
“pull offs” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every corner the beautiful views changed. We where in beauty overload. Almost to much to take in. Wow!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove from Durango to Ouray via Silverton this October - the fall colors were out in full and it was a beautiful drive with lovely scenery. I personally prefer the scenery (mainly forested mountains, with beautiful golden aspens) from Durango to Silverton, and this...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drove this road rather than take the train. It was scenic, but for fall colors I prefer the areas around Aspen. We were there at the peak of the fall color season for this area.

Thank LetsGoDen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are amazing!! As long as you drive slowly you will have no problems- it is quite curvy but well worth the drive- utilize the pullouts to enjoy the gorgeous views- if you are driving from silverton to ouray ..when you are almost to...More

Thank cajuntravelers2007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during the Fall to see the fall colors and we were not disappointed. Our first trip to Durango and Silverton so we thoroughly enjoyed the views the whole way. It kept the teenagers off their phones! We went on a Monday so we...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never driven this road you should add it to your "bucket list". We have driven it many times and it's a thrill every time!

Thank Wheelsonroads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove this highway north from Durango to Silverton. The views were amazing! The weather was sunny with some clouds, but a great fall day for the drive. I would not want to be n this road in bad weather. The lack of guard rails...More

Thank happytripper53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The colors were in full 'bloom' and the vistas beautiful. The road is narrow in places and guard rails are absent so the driver has to pay attention to the road - but for passengers, the views are breathtaking.

Thank Jayhawk74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exhilarating! Breathtaking scenery! Sharp switchbacks with little or no shoulders along the Red Mountain Pass! Wouldn't have missed it for the world! But.... we'd never do it again! Now we know why it's called the Million Dollar Highway.... apparently the locals say they'd never do...More

Thank Dab50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This drive from Durango to Ouray is undervalued when referred to as The Million Dollar Highway. The views are spectacular! Even if you don’t think you’ll want to stop and take in the views...you will. Keep your camera handy and plan to take a lot...More

Thank DGraupner
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Hortonwhoness | Reviewed this property |
You are driving down from Denver? My wife and I did this too in June on the way home from a wedding. 1. Canon City - Burger World - Good food; interesting joint. Order your food and watch the locals come and go... 2... More
24 January 2017|
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Response from Frada B | Reviewed this property |
Orvis Hot Springs has lodging or there's a motel in Ridgway. Part of the springs is clothed optional should that make a difference to you. Box Canyon Lol dee in Ouray has hot tubs. Be aware that Highway 550 is often closed... More
12 December 2016|
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Response from Bdbanshee | Reviewed this property |
There were large 5th wheel campers and full size semi trucks, so I doubt a slide in camper would have any problems.