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San Juan Skyway, Colorado

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  • We took this drive based on a recommendation from a local. There are many amazing look-out stops along the route. There are also a few opportunities to stop for lunch or a beverage.  more »
  • We had been on this road several years ago and did not remember it being as treacherous or difficult as we were reading in posts. We went again and did not find it to be as “scary” as many contributor...  more »
  • From Durango, this 233 mile loop has the most amazing scenery. At times the drive is a little nerve-racking, but this is a drive of a lifetime. Quaint owns like Silverton and Ouray. Telluride is a sho...  more »
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  • I lived in Colorado many years ago and never had a chance to visit the San Juan's. But, on a recent vacation, that all changed! We decided, to drive the Durango-Silverton-Ouray section of the San Juan Skyway (south to north). It starts out as a simple but beautiful mountain drive, and it ends with a real BANG after Silverton - especially when you leave Red Mountain Pass you on your way down into Ouray. The scenery you experience in and near the 3 passes you cross (Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain Pass) is outstanding. I recommend taking your time and to hike and shoot photos at the passes - especially Coal Bank and Molas Pass. We stop in Silverton for lunch (below Molas Pass). From Silverton the road remains very scenic. As you arrive at Red Mountain Pass you may not realize it. But if you realize you're there you can park on a dirt road. We found some beautiful mountain plants to take photos of. Below the 11,109 foot Red Mountain Pass get ready for a challenging drive. The road has literally been blasted out of the 1.7 billion year old basement rocks and there are few guardrails. In short order you'll reach Ouray. Stop there for a well-earned local beer. And don't worry, you'll love the trip!
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