Uncompahgre Gorge

Uncompahgre Gorge, Ouray: Tickets, Tours, Address, Uncompahgre Gorge Reviews: 5/5

Uncompahgre Gorge
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Site of a frozen waterfall and America's first manmade ice-climbing park.
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RunnerGirl12
Arlington, VA41 contributions
Amazing scenery and worth the drive
Oct 2019
An amazing drive with scenery all around. Worth the time to just take in all that Colorado has to offer.
Written October 12, 2019
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Violette54
Payson, AZ3,726 contributions
Spectacular!
Sep 2018 • Couples
The twelve miles south of Ouray on US 550 through the Uncompahgre Gorge to the summit of Red Mountain Pass at elevation 11,018 ft., describes the area. The scenery is outstanding and includes the mountain town of Ouray, referred to as the "Switzerland of America" because of its setting at the narrow head of a valley, enclosed on three and a half sides by steep mountains. Two miles south of Ouray is the Bear Creek Tunnel. Immediately to the south of the tunnel, there is a gravel lot for parking, if you are experienced enough for the Bear Creek trail. We stopped long enough to snap a photo of the tunnel and the view going south.
This was the most difficult section of the road to build and was completed last. There are mountain curves and narrowing lanes and it's most dangerous in the rain. It is a place to be fully attentive. But is it also incredibly beautiful. The word 'Uncompahgre' means ‘hot water spring’.
Written July 31, 2019
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RevnRef
Grand Junction, CO170 contributions
Not much water
Sep 2018
Due to lack of rain and snow, there wasn't much of a falls. We had visited a few years ago and it was spectacular. Perhaps next spring it will be up to snuff.
Written September 12, 2018
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scarol104
Ridgway, CO2 contributions
Beautiful!
Jul 2018 • Friends
A must to see while you are visiting the area. Incredible views and beautiful water that will add peace to your visit.
Written August 3, 2018
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Michael T
Apex, NC993 contributions
Powerful Water.
Jun 2018 • Family
This waterfall is right in 550 outside Ouray. There is a pull off and it takes about 5 minutes. There are great views of the falls and the river and it is worth the five minute stop.
Written June 2, 2018
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Frank H
Charlotte, NC353 contributions
Gorgeous!
May 2018 • Family
A stomach nagging effect but a beautiful, calming sort of place. Looking down into the far away bottom makes you want to fly down as a bird.
Written May 28, 2018
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PamRoad
Texas982 contributions
Gorgeous
May 2018 • Couples
This gorge is just one of the many fabulous places on the scenic drive of the million dollar highway. Stop. Often. You won't have many opportunities to enjoy a drive this accessible with this kind of natural beauty!
Written May 23, 2018
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Great scenic overlook
Apr 2018 • Couples
This scenic turnout celebrates Otto Mears - The Pathfinder of the San Juans. He was a road builder who pioneered the difficult construction of the roads in this area. If you drive it you will understand his accomplishments. At the turnout they have a great viewing platform where you can look at the Gorge. On the left you can watch Bear Creek Falls tumble down and on the right you can see a long thin falls that trickles down the raw rocks.
This is a must see stop. Colorado has got amazing vistas.
Written May 15, 2018
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Dakotagirl777
Sioux Falls, SD1,047 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stopped here while driving the Million Dollar Highway. Beautiful scenery. Take your time and enjoy.
Written December 7, 2017
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smilesLasVegas
Las Vegas10 contributions
This was absolutely amazing! A must see!
Sep 2017
When you do the Million Dollar HWY its more like a billion dollar experience. My hub and I are celebrating our 10 yr anniversary and decided a roadtrip with the pups would make sense. I had no idea!!!
Written October 2, 2017
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