Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Photo Post: Million Dollar Highway

The 25 miles of U.S. 550 between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado is called the Million Dollar Highway. It is also part of the San Juan Scenic Byway, and we enjoyed the drive on our way to Telluride from Durango, even the scary parts just south of Ouray.

Those scary parts include steep drop offs and no guard rails going through the Uncompahgre Gorge. It is recommended that you drive the route south to north so you can be away from the edge of the road, especially on the S curves. These pictures were taken in a safer area with pullouts.