Million Dollar Highway
Once in a Lifetime Drive
U.S. Route 550 runs from Bernalillo, New Mexico to Montrose, Colorado in the Western United States. The section from Silverton to Ouray boasts one of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping drives in the entire nation. This stretch of road is frequently called the Million Dollar Highway. Known for its mountain passes, high elevation, amazing scenery, steep cliffs, and other various adventures - this drive is not for the fainthearted, but worth every mile! The stretch between Silverton and Ouray offers you the best opportunity to experience the amazing scenic highway and stop in nearby Telluride. Enjoy sites of the Uncompahgre Gorge, Idarado Mine, Animas River, San Juan National Forest, Haviland Lake, Elektra Lake, Twilight Peak, Red Mountain Pass, and more "million-dollar" views that make up the American West.