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stunning views and crazy switchbacks

I have done this Pass both in a car and by motorcycle and enjoyed it both times. This time we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin m
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Edmonton, Canada
SNOW!

We don't see much snow in Louisiana but it was blowing hard at Red Mountain Pass so we were excited... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lorelei_l_cox
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Red Mountain Pass is the highest point, at a shade over 11,000 feet, on the Million Dollar Highway. Views are terrific along the entire stretch. Didn’t find any portion of the drive particularly hairy. Just be sure to keep your speed down throughout the many...More

2  Thank chitownsam
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The view of red mountain and the abandoned mines with the signs describing the history were great and the best part of the drive from Silverton to Ouray on the million dollar road. The town of Ouray is scenic. The views from most of the...More

2  Thank Cheryl P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done this Pass both in a car and by motorcycle and enjoyed it both times. This time we encountered snow at the summit along with fog, made for a different experience. We pulled off the road several times as cars were "pushing" us...More

Thank Colin m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't see much snow in Louisiana but it was blowing hard at Red Mountain Pass so we were excited to see it all. Such a beautiful drive. The snow was and extra treat!

Thank lorelei_l_cox
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We took the drive from Ouray to Silverton with the aspens turning. One of the best sights in the world!

1  Thank Randy R
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We traveled through here the 16th of Sept, the Aspens were nearing their Fall color peak. Interesting history on the signs of the silver mining history. I view the trip between Silverton and Ouray on a par with Banff and Jasper Alberta (less the glaciers).

1  Thank D L
Reviewed 13 September 2018

OMG. came here to ride the Million Dollar Highway. drove it from Silvton to Ouray without even realizing I was on it. where were the signs? jumped on my bike in Ouray and rode it 4 more times, two round trips. Scenery is breathtaking, curves...More

Thank Sunshine230186
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Slow down ,take your time on this pass. . Drivers keep you Eyes on the road and other vehicles. This pass is not for beginners . Pay attention to the road and enjoy the views but no sight seeing here .

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Red Mountain Pass is the highest point, at a shade over 11,000 feet, on the Million Dollar Highway. Views are terrific along the entire stretch. Didn’t find any portion of the drive particularly hairy. Just be sure to keep your speed down throughout the many...More

2  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I have done this trip 3 times over the years. The trips south towards Durango are much more “exciting” as the drop offs are very close. The trip north out of Durango was much easier. Meeting semis or large RVs on the southern route is...More

Thank Ringo515
Reviewed 9 August 2018

13 miles to the top from Ouray and it's not for people that vomit easy. Put them in the back. The pass doesn't have the best views, but it's got the sign that says you are there at 11018 feet. You can hike up a...More

Thank Jeffrey2A
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Such a spectacular drive. We stopped at the summit and took many photos. There’s also remains of an old mine there. Part of the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton. Beauty abounds!

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