We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Million Dollar Highway

Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
Review Highlights
A million dollar drive

Great views, waterfalls and lots of mining remains. Mind your speed there are many turnouts if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darel M
Vancouver, Washington

Glad I did it. Probably not again. Everyone was behaving speed was reasonable- once I pulled over... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary H
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
via mobile
Read all 355 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A six mile section of the San Juan Skyway with incredible views.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“drop offs” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 550, Silverton, CO
Write a Review
Reviews (355)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great views, waterfalls and lots of mining remains. Mind your speed there are many turnouts if someone is tailgating. It is a very safe road in my opinion.

Thank Darel M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Glad I did it. Probably not again. Everyone was behaving speed was reasonable- once I pulled over for someone riding too close. Was happy to do that. Spectacular scenery but you have to keep your eyes on the road!!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just drowe it from Ouray to Durango.Absolutly a beautiful drive. Take your time and take a rest when possible to watch the views along the way.

Thank Gitte1964
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful drive from Durango to Silverton. Mountain views are a delight and Molas Pass is one of the highlights. Snow on mountaintops was awesome.

Thank gigem74
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove the highway to get to a stay in Silverton. It's intense driving and the views are outstanding.

1  Thank Janice J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rocky Mountain Bike race-- thousands of people in our way!!!! Other than that and some road construction it was so so.

Thank happycat0965
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a very scary drive - after driving it, i read its one of, if not the most dangerous drive in the united states - i believe it. thankfully, the weather was good...but if it started to rain heavily or something...it would have been...More

2  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going from Durango to Ridgeway with stops in Ouray and Silverton, highway 550 is carved into the sides of the mountains, with amazing views, and stomach-churning sheer dropoffs. If you're afraid of mountain driving, this may not be for you, but if you respect the...More

Thank budzilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a spectacular drive! Be sure to take your time, stop at all the places you can along the way to enjoy the views. The views along this drive are insanely beautiful! Be sure to have your camera and just stop so you can take...More

1  Thank westiesruleyorkies2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive along the 50 and 550 highways from Grand Junction through to Durango passes through ever changing country. The highlight is the climb up out of Ouray which follows the Uncompahgre river with great views. The road is windy and lacks a guardrail, which...More

Thank meikant
Nearby Restaurants
Rocky Mountain Funnel Cakes
177 reviews
2.32 km away
Handlebars Restaurant & Saloon
593 reviews
2.34 km away
Kendall Mountain Cafe
93 reviews
2.45 km away
Brown Bear Cafe
350 reviews
2.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Juan County Historical Society
87 reviews
2.55 km away
Silverton Mountain
60 reviews
7.46 km away
Silverton Visitor’s Center
35 reviews
1.90 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Looking for Motorcycle friendly lodging, anywhere with hot tubs?
24 January 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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|
Answer Show all 9 answers
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|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
We drive through in our motor home