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Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Don't miss this drive in SW Colorado

I love the drive from Silverton to Durango through the San Juan mountains! These are big and high... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Downers Grove, Illinois
Breathtaking views, worth the drive!

If you are in southwest Colorado I would highly recommend the Million Dollar Highway. The drive is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather M
Indianapolis, IN
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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” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

I love the drive from Silverton to Durango through the San Juan mountains! These are big and high mountains but also have the charm of the Appalachians because they are so green. The road is mostly in excellent shape so it won't take long to...More

Thank Hortonwhoness
Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a very scary drive - after driving it, i read its one of, if not the most dangerous drive in the united states - i believe it. thankfully, the weather was good...but if it started to rain heavily or something...it would have been...More

3  Thank Tom M
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Looking for Motorcycle friendly lodging, anywhere with hot tubs?
24 January 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.
13 December 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!
12 December 2016|
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Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
We drive through in our motor home