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Not just a highway!!! enjoy the history also.

We love this trip!!! but not just because of the thrill you get from driving/ riding one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stu M
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Rifle, Colorado
Stunning and Terrifying!

Drove this road, with my American niece, last week. Unfortunately, I was terrified for about 80... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suepnz
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ouray, CO
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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"beautiful drive"
in 7 reviews
"the million dollar highway"
in 12 reviews
"steep drop offs"
in 4 reviews
"engineering masterpiece"
in 2 reviews
"amazing road"
in 2 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 2 reviews
"off the highway"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"photo ops"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"abandoned mines"
in 2 reviews
"bring your camera"
in 2 reviews
"mining history"
in 3 reviews
"parking area"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
in 2 reviews
"ghost town"
in 2 reviews
"pull"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this trip!!! but not just because of the thrill you get from driving/ riding one of the most heart stopping highways in america but because of all of the history hiding amongst the trees, when traveling over the pass be sure to stop...More

Thank Stu M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove this road, with my American niece, last week. Unfortunately, I was terrified for about 80% of the drive, as we were on the open side with no guard rails. But, having said that the vistas were stunning, I just wasn't able to take too...More

Thank suepnz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful high country red mountains. The mining history is visible and documented. Old mine structures still standing.

Thank Mike9922
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and really beautiful in the autumn. Worth the drive. A lot of great towns in this area (Ouray, Ridgeway, Telluride, Silverton, Durango).

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Red mountain pass is an amazing stretch of the million dollar highway. Steep drop offs, abandoned mines, snow covered passes (even in May) make this a memorable drive. We encountered quite a bit of snow and high winds, which made the drive a bit scarier,...More

1  Thank PamRoad
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

An amazing drive 4-17-18 , with much snow still on the ground. Upon rounding a curve saw 8 big horn sheep. Huge ram and his harem, posed for us for many pics, before deftly ascending a sheer rock face. Amazing!

1  Thank spencers1621
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Make sure you're paying attention when you drive over this pass! It can be scary but well worth the trip!

Thank Wendy Sheely V
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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 5 October 2017

My dearest’s knuckles went white with every turn of this amazing road, but there are very few superlatives to express the beauty of it. I drove a slowly as traffic permitted and stooped wherever possible to admire the views. Not to be missed

Thank Amnon F
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The scenery here in the fall is spectacular. Road is built in the mountains and along sides of clifffs, so stay alert! The drive with the scenery and history of the area is worth it. Enjoy!

Thank ktr11
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