San Juan Scenic Skyway

Durango, Colorado 81303

San Juan Scenic Skyway

San Juan Scenic Skyway Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This mountainous route’s name is borrowed from the ?ne folks at the Colorado Department of Transportation, who’ve bestowed these magical 226 miles with Scenic and Historic Byway status. Not to be outdone, in 1996 the US Department of Transportation labeled the loop an All-American Road, the highest designation American pavement can receive.

The San Juan Scenic Skyway route, which traverses the mighty San Juan Range, is also called the Death Ride, an homage to its 17,000 feet of climbing and the band of crazies who gather annually to tackle it all in a day. I recommend a more relaxed approach."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
17,030 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2-4 days
Riding Time