Drive the San Juan Skyway from Durango to Ouray

Drive the San Juan Skyway from Durango to Ouray

San Juan Skyway

Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Enjoy breathtaking scenery, small mountain towns, and excellent wildlife viewing. If you have the time, there are plenty of hiking trails right off the road.

The drive from Durango to Ouray via Colorado 550 (The San Juan Skyway) is one of the most gorgeous roads in the country. The drive itself is worth your time, but if you have time be sure to make stops along the way at the many waterfalls, hiking trails, and lakes along the road. This drive passes the Continental Divide as well as many other extreme elevation changes, so make sure your car has good breaks and you pack warm clothing!

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $129/night

Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Gorgeous

beautiful drive all year round

Paradise!

Grew up in Ridgway and never got sick of this road. Endless adventures year round start here.

Amazing

This drive is amazing and definitely one that I will remember for awhile.

Activities

Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Adventure

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Adventure

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Adventure

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