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Molas Pass, Silverton

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Molas Pass is a high mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States.The pass is in the San Juan National Forest. The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. Though it is one of the higher passes in Colorado, it has only a few switchbacks on the north approach, is considerably less intimidating than Red Mountain Pass on the same highway, and is generally kept open in the winter months.Molas Pass is also the last mountain pass of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race, where riders race the train from Durango to Silverton.
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  • The pull over at Molas Pass is perfect for taking photos! Outstanding views! Nice restrooms are available. 
  • We drove up this pass to explore our favorite mountain range, the San Juans! High altitude and scenic mountain views of this young jagged range are awesome. Highly recommended even if you have to take...  read more »
  • A gorgeous view of the mountains of SW Colorado. Take the time to stop and take it all in. You can see the Weinmunde Wilderness before you with Molas Lake down the way. The bathrooms were not very cle...  read more »
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