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Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Scenic Beauty, Breathtaking Views

We traveled this the day before Thanksgiving so there was little traffic. We took our time and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maricopa, Arizona
via mobile
very scenic, no need to be scared

I arrived in Ouray late in the afternoon and took the Highway to Silverton and back. On the Ouray... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stefan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A six mile section of the San Juan Skyway with incredible views.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good6%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (41 reviews)
“take your time” (33 reviews)
“pull offs” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We traveled this the day before Thanksgiving so there was little traffic. We took our time and pulled over at every pull out for pictures. The mountains had snow on them and there were several inches of snow on the roadsides. Well worth the trip.

Thank TheWiseOwl-AZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived in Ouray late in the afternoon and took the Highway to Silverton and back. On the Ouray side, before the pass, there were already many shadows but on the Silverton end it was still sunny and beautiful. After all I had heard and...More

Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to Colorado and we chose to stay in Ouray. We wanted to take some scenic routes and found the Million Dollar Highway. There were scary reviews and we even watched a video on youtube to see what we might be getting into. I...More

Thank Apryl D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled between Durango and Ouray and back to Durango in one day. Being on vacation here we wanted to see this scenic highway and it did not disappoint. The views are amazing with the aspen trees changing colors We stopped off at Silverton, which...More

Thank jdkrup77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tad scary with no guard rail but about the prettiest drive in the whole country! windy road, wonderful mining history and the trees and high alpine views!!!

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Every corner the beautiful views changed. We where in beauty overload. Almost to much to take in. Wow!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We drove from Durango to Ouray via Silverton this October - the fall colors were out in full and it was a beautiful drive with lovely scenery. I personally prefer the scenery (mainly forested mountains, with beautiful golden aspens) from Durango to Silverton, and this...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Drove this road rather than take the train. It was scenic, but for fall colors I prefer the areas around Aspen. We were there at the peak of the fall color season for this area.

Thank LetsGoDen
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

The views are amazing!! As long as you drive slowly you will have no problems- it is quite curvy but well worth the drive- utilize the pullouts to enjoy the gorgeous views- if you are driving from silverton to ouray ..when you are almost to...More

Thank cajuntravelers2007
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We went during the Fall to see the fall colors and we were not disappointed. Our first trip to Durango and Silverton so we thoroughly enjoyed the views the whole way. It kept the teenagers off their phones! We went on a Monday so we...More

Thank Kim D
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September 18, 2017|
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Response from Hortonwhoness | Reviewed this property |
You are driving down from Denver? My wife and I did this too in June on the way home from a wedding. 1. Canon City - Burger World - Good food; interesting joint. Order your food and watch the locals come and go... 2... More
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Frada B | Reviewed this property |
Orvis Hot Springs has lodging or there's a motel in Ridgway. Part of the springs is clothed optional should that make a difference to you. Box Canyon Lol dee in Ouray has hot tubs. Be aware that Highway 550 is often closed... More
December 12, 2016|
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Response from Bdbanshee | Reviewed this property |
There were large 5th wheel campers and full size semi trucks, so I doubt a slide in camper would have any problems.