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The San Juans are perhaps the most magnificent range in all the Rockies if not the world. A... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Steve B
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Tucson
Dramatic mountain road with no side rails. Thrilling!

This road runs between Ouray and Durango, Colorado. Its curves and turns offer dramatic views of... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
gwendiscovery
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Monona, Wisconsin
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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 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
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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
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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
3  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
1  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
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular morning drive during early season snowfall. Crossed red mtn past from Silverton to Ouray. Fantastic views complemented with aspens changing color.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Be forewarned...if you have an aversion to glancing out the window and seeing nothing below for what seems to be miles and miles...take a Valium and sleep thru this drive. Seriously. This is not for the faint of heart. If I had not had complete...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Linda S
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We came upon the most beautiful fall foliage vista I can ever recall setting my eyes or lens on descending Coal Bank Pass into Silverton on a very rainy day. The light is so even on wet days like this, good visibly, no shadows, a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Charles043
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February 9, 2019|
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Response from D L | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful drive. Interesting dining places. on the Million Dollar highway. We find Santa Fe much more interesting than ABQ; better eating and again, a really pretty drive up towards Taos. You don't say where you are flying... More
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Response from JukkaW | Reviewed this property |
Last September we visited Colorado for almost three weeks. First time there so we did some careful planning to see as much as possible. The areas you are about to visit are definitely the most beautiful and most interesting... More
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August 31, 2018|
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Response from Local50 | Reviewed this property |
Words of advice - just take your time, obey speed limits. There are passing lanes in some places. Many semi trucks and other people pulling travel trailers drive this road. Always keep your eye on the road. No room for... More
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