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Address: Ridgway, CO
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Outstanding side road just off San Juan Skyway west of Ridgway

We were told about this road by a woman at the Montrose visitor center. It is just west of Ridgway. It is gravel but it hadn't rained out so it was is very good condition. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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North Oaks, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

do not drive the whole road, you will be sorry unless U have a jeep & a lot of time! wildlife abundant, drive slow & enjoy the view !

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were told about this road by a woman at the Montrose visitor center. It is just west of Ridgway. It is gravel but it hadn't rained out so it was is very good condition. This road goes to Telluride but we didn't go all the way on it. We were told that the first few miles are the most... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I drove this on 10/18/2014 from the Ridgway side to Telluride in a 2WD Toyota Highlander. I made sure the roads were dry, by watching the preceding days' weather. You should never attempt this road in a 2WD if there is any mud...it will be slippery mud and YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET UP THE HILLS...trust me...also do... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took Last Dollar Road from Ridgway to Telluride, and we certainly enjoyed it! Not too hard of a trail, and very scenic.

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Denver, CO
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Don't pay attention to previous reviews... you can easily drive this in a car (Would 4wd be better? absolutely). We were in a 4 runner on a sunny day and we had no issues driving this road. There were some big puddles but nothing a car couldn't maneuver through. I do NOT recommend driving right after a heavy rain storm... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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129 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The trail maps list this road as 2wd unpaved...maybe if you took the right spur where the road forks, I don't know....but the left spur has large ruts, lots of rocks, ledges, and narrow roads with limited passing spots if you meet oncoming traffic. Definitely drive it from the Ridgway area down to Telluride as the road is well marked... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On our way back from Ouray & the Million Dollar Highway, we decided to take the Last Dollar Road near Ridgway to Airport Road in Telluride. This was my favorite scenic drive I had in driving 2300 miles in Colorado over a 2 week period! I would advise a 4-wheel drive vehicle since the roads are rough. It had rained... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a lovely drive through rolling hills and up and down mountains ridges and through stands of aspen trees. It's the best way to get from Ouray to Telluride. Better if you have a four wheel drive vehicle for getting through muddy areas when it rains, but if dry, you can get away with a two wheel drive vehicle.

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El Pasi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This road is rated easy 4x4 but rain, which happens many summer afternoons, changes everything. They have a sign warning of 8 miles of tough road when wet and that you should have 4x4 and good tires, heed that. I took a heavily loaded F250 4x4 with new but not aggressive tires and it was all I could handle on... More 

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ENGLEWOOD
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144 reviews 144 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You will find many places to take breathtaking photos, so allow plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty We saw quite a few elk, deer, & even a moose! We drove it in the summer with a front-wheel drive cross-over SUV; (however, if we had encountered a "monsoon season" thunderstorm, it could have been considerably less pleasant to drive).... More 

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