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Address: Ouray, CO
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Site of a frozen waterfall and America's first manmade ice-climbing park.

Site of a frozen waterfall and America's first manmade ice-climbing park.

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A natural must-see

A majestic fall that can't be missed if you travel here. The high granite walls and deep pool below are the jewel of the entire gorge, though a hike through the gorge doesn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A majestic fall that can't be missed if you travel here. The high granite walls and deep pool below are the jewel of the entire gorge, though a hike through the gorge doesn't lack in primal beauty that made me feel I was in another time. A great, isolated spot for nature lovers.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Uncompahgre River cuts a deep gorge through the mountains between the alpine towns of Silverton and Ouray, Colorado. The scenic section of US550 that follows the river through the gorge is called the "Million Dollar Highway" because it cost $10,000 per mile to build in the 1880s. Now it's part of the San Juan Skyway scenic byway loop. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The Uncompahgre Gorge is the narrow valley just south of Ouray that is traverses by the Million Dollar Highway (U.S. Highway 550) which is also part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. As the highway climbs its way up through the gorge south of Ouray, you'll find a winding, narrow road that in many places has no shoulder or... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Easy access right next to the highway. Incredible falls. No cost involved to see this beautiful sight.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Just south out of Ouray alongside US 550 (The Million Dollar Highway: originally a toll road built by mining entrepreneur Otto Mears for what was considered an outrageous sum in the day. Nowadays you'd get about a mile of Interstate built for that!) is the Uncompahgre Gorge. An absolute "must" stop is at Bear Creek Falls. A viewing platform takes... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I will agree with another post, this is great as a passenger. I was driving so I wasn't able to look as much as I would have liked to. There are a few spots to stop and I recommend that. There are plenty of things to look at on the way.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A must do when visiting Ouray. Amazing!!! Just right outside of town towards Silverton. Worth your time. I took some great pictures.

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Olathe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This waterfall is seen as you travel the famous million dollar highway between Ouray and Silverton, CO. It's a must stop and see, hear, and enjoy.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Uncompahgre Gorge is a short hike from the Victorian Inn and well worth the effort. The sounds of cascading water surrounded by mountains in all directions couldn't have provided a more spectacular moment during my visit.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Once again Colorado doesn't dissapoint with the subject of great scenery. Check out this funny named gorge!!

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