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ALWAYS CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE YOU GO!!!!

This is a beautiful stretch of highway, but please check the forecast before you embark on your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MiscJMM
Beautiful

Kind of nerve racking driving parts of this,but beautiful. My husband was very nervious. Lots of... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
Irishmamma2
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Dixon, Illinois
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A six mile section of the San Juan Skyway with incredible views.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful stretch of highway, but please check the forecast before you embark on your journey. My husband and I totally know better, but did not do so. On May 8th we got caught in a crazy heavy snowstorm about 2 miles north...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

If you are terrified of heights this might not be your favorite route but honestly as Colorado roads go this one is pretty tame.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

Kind of nerve racking driving parts of this,but beautiful. My husband was very nervious. Lots of curves but you can make it. Locals will go flying around you and i don't know how those people pulling those HUGE camper do it? Silverton is a great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Irishmamma2
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The San Juans are perhaps the most magnificent range in all the Rockies if not the world. A not-to-be-missed ride for motorcyclists!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This road runs between Ouray and Durango, Colorado. Its curves and turns offer dramatic views of the mountains and the valley below. The road is well maintained but 2 way traffic only with no guard rails. So simply be very careful. People drive it all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gwendiscovery
Reviewed January 10, 2019

My girlfriend and I traveled on the Million Dollar Highway in late September as part of our 25 day road trip. Before we left I read many reviews and I was sooo worried about driving it. I am a 66 year old woman and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank Martha W
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I've seen all 50 states and I've done a lot of driving on scenic roads and this one is waaaaaay up there! Lots and lots to see but definitely take your time! There are four or five stretches with absolutely no shoulder. I could not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Five_Aces_Tx
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The countryside was stunning, with amazing vistas. Every turn brought some new and amazing view. One of the countries most memorable drives. Late September and Early October presented stunning fall colours along the slopes.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bgallersmith
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Love this road! You will experience beautiful Colorado scenery plus a somewhat adrenaline filled trip since much of the road does not have guard rails! Don’t look down!

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank JackieK688
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I have been on the Shenandoah Parkway. I have driven some wonderful roads in the Ozarks, the Smoky Mountains, and other beautiful places in the US. I hope to one day drive the Pacific Coast Highway. But this drive is a truly beautiful and spectacular...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Ted M
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ElishaR61
March 17, 2019|
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Response from Runningcoach | Reviewed this property |
You can drive and avoid the drop-off side of the road but it will force you to take a very long and circuitous route to get back to your starting point. I would recommend that you just drive a bit slower than normal and as... More
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Response from ParksRCalling | Reviewed this property |
We flew in and out of Denver for our Colorado trip but were all over the state for two weeks. If you’re only checking out the southwest part of Colorado and the Million Dollar Highway, maybe look at Albuquerque? We plan to... More
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