US 550 / Million Dollar Highway / Coal Bank Pass / Molas Pass / Red Mountain Pass : Durango - Ridgeway

(4.67) 119 kms
tvoyles | May 14, 2006 | America > United States > Colorado Motorcycle Roads > CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/Ouray/San Migue...
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Corners (4.7)
Twistiness (1.7)
Straights (4)
Scenery (4.7)
Visibility (4.3)
Road Surface (4.3)
Hazards (4.3)
Police Presence (2.7)

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December 16, 2010 -

IMHO one of the best loops in Colorado: Durango to Ridgway to Telluride to Dolores to Durango. This is marked as the San Juan Scenic Byway on road signs. Awesome!

Splatte
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July 11, 2010 -

US Hwy 550 is known as The Million Dollar Highway. Carved into steep cliffs in 1930 for a cost of over a million dollars a mile. It has very few guardrails so the snowplows can push the snow over the 500' drop offs.
Coal Bank Pass - 10,640 ft. 3240 m.
Molas Pass - 10,970 ft., 3,340 m.
Red Mountain Pass - 11,018 ft., 3,358 m.
One of The best roads in Colorado.

bking
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June 23, 2010 -

A route well worth taking. Especially between Silverton and Ouray; this section is exceptional in both road and scenery. spectacular.

tvoyles
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