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Cynthia K wrote a review Nov 2020
Westville, Indiana2,695 contributions506 helpful votes
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Fabulous scenic overlook on the Million Dollar Highway. This is either the first stop if you're traveling South to North, or the last if you're going the other way. We were traveling to Montrose, so this was the first & the only one where he was willing to stop. Large parking lot. Information boards & a short walk. Pit toilet restrooms. An indescribable view. It was great & I recommend taking a break here!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kirk E wrote a review Sep 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico958 contributions533 helpful votes
Mile for mile, the strip of Colorado US Highway 550 from Ridgecrest to Durango contains some of the most thrilling landscape in the entire Rocky Mountain West. Molas Pass, about midway between Ouray and Silverton, in the strip-mined heart of old mining country, offers a breathtaking, 360-degree panorama of mountains, lake and sky that's worth pausing to savor at length. A placard claims the air here is among the purest in America; recent fires have dulled the horizon and tarnished that claim, but the sense of wide-open space remain s unparalleled.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Cheryle G wrote a review Aug 2019
Broomfield, Colorado148 contributions21 helpful votes
I absolutely hate going over any pass and this is no exception. However, the rest area here has stunning views in every direction. They have signs that let you know the names of the surrounding mountains and there is a beautiful lake in the distance to admire. There is a clean outhouse there if needed as well.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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staledale wrote a review Aug 2019
1,019 contributions103 helpful votes
Great place for a quick stop with great views, good parking and bathroom facilities. Overlooking a small lake and beautiful mountains on the scenic Route 550, you won't be the only one stopping here, but it's a great pit stop to stretch your legs and use the bathroom. Beautiful view!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Violette54 wrote a review Jul 2019
Phoenix, Arizona3,646 contributions571 helpful votes
Molas Pass, elevation 10,912 feet, is another high mountain pass along US 550. It was crystal clear and very beautiful when we were there. There is ample parking and a nice viewpoint. There is also a restroom, but it was terrible and badly in need of cleaning. While not as high as Red Mountain Pass, Molas Pass is much more windy, and the wind is cold, even if it's a nice day. We didn't ski or hike but we did enjoy the vistas, which are easy to gaze at for a long time.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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