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Address: Ouray, CO
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Site of a frozen waterfall and America's first manmade ice-climbing...

Site of a frozen waterfall and America's first manmade ice-climbing park.

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The land of Many Uses

Once again Colorado doesn't dissapoint with the subject of great scenery. Check out this funny named gorge!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
April A
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Once again Colorado doesn't dissapoint with the subject of great scenery. Check out this funny named gorge!!

Thank April A
Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautifil and scenic!! We took our Jeep from Colorado West Jeeps and spent 5 days backpacking in the Uncompahgre Wilderness with a summit of Uncompahgre Peak!! GREAT place!!!!

2 Thank DWDaniel71
Abilene, Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

we witnessed it driving from Silverton to Ouray and back. Beautiful views and quite a few places you can go off-road if you have the right vehicle. They make it sound like the million dollar highway is as treacherous as driving through Mexico without headlights in a Mercedes. I would disagree. Just drive for the conditions and take your time.... More 

2 Thank Rdog99
Bend, Oregon
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a spectacular vistas, any season, while driving south climbing up the Million Dollar Highway from Ouray to Silverton via the Uncompahgre Gorge. As we took US Hwy 550, we could not help but take nummerous pictures every bend of the road while gazing below us at the waters of the Uncompahgre River & Red Mountain Creek. It's easy to... More 

1 Thank Deepwaterblue13
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

...that the 2 Star Review entitled "Scared out of my wits" has earned 17 Helpful hits! Yes there are no guardrails but with just a modicum of common sense and caution you are probably safer driving on The Million $ Hgwy than you are walking in any major city in the good old USA. For sure you don't want to... More 

3 Thank Wayne C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We walked the part of the river valley and park that runs along Oak Street at the southern end of the city of Ouray. It was beautiful, with rushing water and small falls, and two bridges that make it easy to walk a loop, using both sides of the river (about 3-4 miles total. ) Explanatory sign boards are posted... More 

2 Thank BobandJan66
Monument, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are looking for natural beauty, a drive into this area is like heaven., surrounded by mountains, steep, sharp, and beautiful., hiking trails, white water rafting., or just sightseeing., this is a must for you., believe me., when you have experienced, this area, then you will understand about creation and it's wonder. Enjoy, until next time, p

5 Thank Paula U
Dallas, Texas
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532 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You must stop to take some photos of this spectacular view. This section of the San Juan Skyway is known as The Million Dollar Highway, one of the most scenic drives in America.

2 Thank capitollover
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Wow! The drive through the gorge is amazing. Rugged rocky peaks everywhere. Along the gorge side there are many places where the road narrows with no guardrails. Speed limit through much of it is 25 and commercial trucks and RVs are not recommended as there are numerous switchbacks. That being said, be sure to stay in Ouray or Silverton and... More 

3 Thank Pamela H
West, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We went kayaking on the Uncompahgre river and we had lots of fun. The water was cold and the kayaking was great !

3 Thank wacj2r

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