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Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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I could not enjoy this

During our spring break trip to Purgatory we decided to drive to Silverton one day to see the town... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greenville, Texas
Million dollar views

Discovered the highway on a list of must drive highways including the Blue Ridge Parkway... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dugspur, Virginia
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“drop offs” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

During our spring break trip to Purgatory we decided to drive to Silverton one day to see the town since we knew it wasnt that far. We knew the Million Dollar Highway had a reputation but thought since most of the snow around the roads...More

Thank cdunlap2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Discovered the highway on a list of must drive highways including the Blue Ridge Parkway, California Highway 1and Going to the Sun highway in Glacier Park, Montana. Trip plans modified to drive this million dollar road. The views of the snow covered mountain terrain are...More

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth the trip down. The scenery was spectacular with lots of overlooks and rest areas. Use low gear and not the brakes when descending. I recommend the drive.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I watched utube videos for a month before I drove my Harley over the mountains on the Million Dollar Highway.. I knew every twist and turn and i felt fine .. People say you will die of fright if you do this drive and it...More

Thank HarleyMatt
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here before bust it still has a lot of magic with some great scenic views and several stopping places for walking.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say other than this is a good summer road for a road trip. Dont bother with an rv or winter.

Thank orngjuce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving this road reveals one stunning view after another. Also one potentially deadly drop off after another. So stop at the pull offs to enjoy the views. And be patient. This route is about the scenery, not speed.

Thank Louise833
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road from Ouray to Silverton, the Million Dollar Highway is not for the timid of faint of heart, but oh so worth it if steep drop offs won't bother you. Million dollar views around every turn.

Thank Mike9922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous mountain views but the drive is not for anyone who is not able to handle high altitude who or doesn't like heights!!

Thank KatherineAR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved driving this high, winding mountain highway. Most amazing views I have ever experienced. I did not find it in the least scary. I was respectful of the nature of the drive and speed limits. Many places to pull over and enjoy views. Drove south...More

Thank Sggypsy
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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.
12 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!
11 December 2016|
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Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
We drive through in our motor home