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

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

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Switzerland of the Rockies

The Uncompahgre Gorge is the narrow valley just south of Ouray that is traverses by the Million Dollar Highway (U.S. Highway 550) which is also part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The Uncompahgre Gorge is the narrow valley just south of Ouray that is traverses by the Million Dollar Highway (U.S. Highway 550) which is also part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. As the highway climbs its way up through the gorge south of Ouray, you'll find a winding, narrow road that in many places has no shoulder or... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Easy access right next to the highway. Incredible falls. No cost involved to see this beautiful sight.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Just south out of Ouray alongside US 550 (The Million Dollar Highway: originally a toll road built by mining entrepreneur Otto Mears for what was considered an outrageous sum in the day. Nowadays you'd get about a mile of Interstate built for that!) is the Uncompahgre Gorge. An absolute "must" stop is at Bear Creek Falls. A viewing platform takes... More 

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Thank R S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I will agree with another post, this is great as a passenger. I was driving so I wasn't able to look as much as I would have liked to. There are a few spots to stop and I recommend that. There are plenty of things to look at on the way.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A must do when visiting Ouray. Amazing!!! Just right outside of town towards Silverton. Worth your time. I took some great pictures.

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Olathe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This waterfall is seen as you travel the famous million dollar highway between Ouray and Silverton, CO. It's a must stop and see, hear, and enjoy.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Uncompahgre Gorge is a short hike from the Victorian Inn and well worth the effort. The sounds of cascading water surrounded by mountains in all directions couldn't have provided a more spectacular moment during my visit.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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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!!

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Marietta, Georgia
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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!!!!

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Abilene, Texas
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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 

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