Million Dollar Highway Waterfalls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Million Dollar Highway is a 25-mile section of US 550, running north to south, from Ouray to Silverton. The northern half, through Uncompahgre Gorge and up to Red Mountain Pass, is especially exciting: narrow, exposed, with hairpin turns overlooking sharp drop-offs, edges of pavement that fall away into the abyss—and no guardrails.
Three roadside waterfalls offer relaxing relief for highway travelers, and a hike along the gorge provides a bird’s-eye view of the roadway and the falls. The Million Dollar Highway can be treacherous, especially in winter months, so observe the speed limits and go even slower if conditions require."