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Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Gorgeous drive!!! We were lucky to have clear roads in December, still made me nervous! Hardly any... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie K
Camden, United States
via mobile

Spectacular drive from Durango to Ouray. Lots of pull-outs to stop and take pictures or look at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A six mile section of the San Juan Skyway with incredible views.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beautiful drive” (41 reviews)
“take your time” (33 reviews)
“pull offs” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous drive!!! We were lucky to have clear roads in December, still made me nervous! Hardly any railings! So worth the drive to Ouray from Silverton! Gorgeous mountains!!

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular drive from Durango to Ouray. Lots of pull-outs to stop and take pictures or look at waterfalls. No guardrails in spotd, so bring your nerve with you. Fun and historic places to stop and have lunch and shop in Silverton and Ouray. No need...More

Thank zealot42
Reviewed 1 week ago

We use this route often as there are great side roads for hunting mushrooms, especially boletus. Then after mushroom hunting, we go have a meal in Silverton.

Thank CrystallinePhoenix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had planned to drive this highway, but weren’t expecting that much of snow ... I read tons of reviews, watched videos, checked live cameras, checked road conditions... and we finally decided to give it a shot! Side note: we are from...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive this highway as you enjoy visiting the mountain towns it connects. The views are spectacular. There is a pull off worth the time to stop and read the sign and see the history of the highway itself.

Thank Marty D
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I can't believe we actually drove twice on this crazy road but the scenery is beautiful. My husband had to see it through pictures since he didn't dare take his eyes off the road:)

Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is a fantastic drive!! There are pull offs so that the driver can get to see the sites also. If you are a leary driver, you might not want to drive it, but as a passenger, it's got unbelievable views!

Thank Willowkara
Reviewed November 26, 2017

An unbelievable drive. So much scenery to see. Quaint towns like Silverton and Ouray along the way. A little nerve-racking, but worth the drive. Stopped quite a bit along the way to take photos.

Thank P F B
Reviewed November 22, 2017 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 November 10, 2017

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
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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.