Photograph of the Famous Million Dollar Highway (U.S. 550) in western Colorado. This, one of Colorado's most spectacular highways, traverses the San Juan mountains connecting Durango, Silverton, Ouray and points north.
Million Dollar Highway. This route between Ouray and Durango traverses steep cliffs and rugged granite mountains cresting heights of nearly 11,000 feet. The town of Silverton and the Purgatory Ski Resort are located along this route.