The San Juan Skyway, home of the Million Dollar Highway, has been wowing visitors to this area for decades. Taking in some of the most spectactular mountain scenery in the world with a white-knuckle drive and interesting stops on the way, the SJS awaits you.
This blog will guide you along one of the most scenic highway trips in the world, the San Juan Skyway. Departing from Durango, we’ll follow HWY 550 north across Coal Bank and Molas passes to Silverton, then on to Ouray via white-knuckle Red Mountain Pass. From Ouray we’ll continue on to Ridgeway and turn south to cross the Dallas Divide, finally entering the box canyon that contains the town of Telluride. The road out of Telluride will cross one last pass, Lizard Head, and continue down the beautiful Dolores River Valley to the town of Mancos, entry-way to Mesa Verde National Park. After a visit to the park, we’ll find our way back to Durango.