Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Million Dollar Highway

Here is a video of our recent trip to Durango. This section of the trip shows Ouray, Colorado to Silverton, Colorado on what is called "The Million Dollar Highway." This is one of the most spectacular drives in the country but in winter, it is a little tricky. This minute and a half video represents about an hour drive. It starts in Ouray at around 7,700 feet above sea level and finished in Silverton at about 9,300 feet above sea level and goes over Red Mountain Pass at 11,000 feet above sea level.

Note that there are few guard rails throughout the drive. It is hard to view the scenery in this video but try to glimpse the view throughout. Note also the condition of the road worsen as we get closer to Red Mountain Pass.

The image below is a graphic from a shirt I own that represents the same drive.

I love living in Colorado and living in this part of Colorado!