Drive the San Juan Skyway from Durango to Ouray

San Juan Skyway - Search Nearby - Added by Kristen May

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!

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Chillin, Photography

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

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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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.

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