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Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Million Dollar Highway: it’s hyped as being dangerous and scary. It’s neither. It’s an ordinary... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Worth the time to drive

One word- Breathtaking I have heard about this for a few years, but never took time to drive over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keith M
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A six mile section of the San Juan Skyway with incredible views.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“drop offs” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

Million Dollar Highway: it’s hyped as being dangerous and scary. It’s neither. It’s an ordinary, twisty 23-mile stretch of road. The only thing dangerous is that it’s heavily patrolled by the police, who are trying to balance the county budget with speeding tickets. Beautiful drive,...More

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One word- Breathtaking I have heard about this for a few years, but never took time to drive over while on vacation in Pagosa Springs. The road is curvy, slow paced and named not for the cost of construction but million dollar views. If you...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in southwest Colorado I would highly recommend the Million Dollar Highway. The drive is not for the faint of heart, but there are plenty of places to pull off to allow others to pass if you are overwhelemed (it is a twisty...More

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great view, slow going, but worth it. Be safe, and follow the speed limit signs. Be aware that some drivers may tailgate you and try to push you to go faster, but don't give in. Slow and steady makes it safe

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great views, waterfalls and lots of mining remains. Mind your speed there are many turnouts if someone is tailgating. It is a very safe road in my opinion.

Thank Darel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I did it. Probably not again. Everyone was behaving speed was reasonable- once I pulled over for someone riding too close. Was happy to do that. Spectacular scenery but you have to keep your eyes on the road!!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just drowe it from Ouray to Durango.Absolutly a beautiful drive. Take your time and take a rest when possible to watch the views along the way.

Thank Gitte1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive from Durango to Silverton. Mountain views are a delight and Molas Pass is one of the highlights. Snow on mountaintops was awesome.

Thank gigem74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove the highway to get to a stay in Silverton. It's intense driving and the views are outstanding.

1  Thank Janice J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rocky Mountain Bike race-- thousands of people in our way!!!! Other than that and some road construction it was so so.

Thank happycat0965
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Looking for Motorcycle friendly lodging, anywhere with hot tubs?
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
How tall at the tunnels? I know someone who has a truck with a slide-in camper, and he would love to be able to drive this terrific highway.
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.
How tall are the tunnels? We drive a truck with a slide-in camper and would love to do this road, tunnels permitting!
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
We drive through in our motor home