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Southwest Colorado Sights

Million Dollar Highway

Updated 10/01/2013

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Ouray is also the northern end of the Million Dollar Highway, the awesome stretch of U.S. 550 that climbs over Red Mountain Pass (arguably the most spectacular part of the 236-mile San Juan Skyway). As it ascends steeply from Ouray, the road clings to the cliffs hanging over the Uncompahgre River. Guardrails are few, hairpin turns are many, and behemoth RVs seem to take more than their share of road. This priceless road is kept open all winter by heroic plow crews. The

road on the Ouray side of the Pass is more dramatic (and intimidating) than the Silverton side.

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Ouray, Colorado, USA

Updated 10/01/2013

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