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

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beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2014
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Monument, Colorado
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Monument, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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

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Dallas, Texas
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226 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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.

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fulltime RVer
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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West, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 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 !

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I rode in the back of an RV for this trip. It was SO SCARY! In a car, it might be ok. Beautiful views. Take it slow - you will get stuck behind someone eventually. If you are a thrill-seeker, then this drive is for you. It's like a roller coaster drive in your car. Yikes!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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171 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Nature at its finest! Many pull off vistas, a real twisty road to get to it. Not one I would want to travel in the winter. In the summer yes!

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Plano, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Take the million dollar highway due North out of Ouray and drive this scenic highway. Gorgeous views and amazing scenery. The road id a bit twisty and tight as it goes up but it's a well maintained 2 lane highway all the way and not frightening to drive at all as long as you take care.

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Emporia, KS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2006

I drove the Uncompahgre Gorge by Van last Thursday, Oct. 27, 2006. It took me by suprise. It had steep sides and a small shelf to drive on with two lanes of traffic for approximately 27 miles. There was no shoulder and no guard railes. Signs were posted to go 15, 20 or 25 miles an hour. There was hardly... More 

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