Ouray, Colorado

Red Mountain Pass - A Scenic Drive From Ouray To The Summit (June 2006)
Ouray, Colorado Here's a picture collection of my drive from Ouray to the Red Mountain Pass summit. This is just a small part of the very popular adn recommended loop that goes in a circle through Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride, Rico and Cortez. Adjacent photo: The pictorial begins leaving Ouray heading south on Highway 550.
Colorado Waterfall Colorado Waterfall There are many turnoffs for overlooks including this spot a few miles outside of Ouray. A huge waterfall named "Bear Creek Falls" flows under Highway 550! Beautiful rainbow too!
Million Dollar Highway Folks, be careful on this highway, especially in the winter. There were a few stretches of road like this one that even got me a little nervous! :p)
San Juan Mountains in Colorado Some beautiful mountains in the background, as we head up towards the Red Mountain Pass summit.
Million Dollar Highway

Million Dollar Highway

Million Dollar Highway

Near the old mining town of Ironton, there are some beautiful areas with large aspens fields. I just might have to visit this very spot in the fall! ;)

Here are some other pages of this region:
  • Mountain Scenery In Ouray
  • Box Canyon Falls
  • Dallas Divide (East of Ridgway)
  • Telluride
  • Mt. Sneffels Hike
  • Red Mountain
    Red Mountain
    Here are the peaks that are part of the Red Mountain range. Just beautiful! Mining activity was a large part of this area's economy in a different era.
    San Juan Mountains Folks, I am telling you, the San Juan Mountains are definitely a very special place!
    Red Mountain Pass There it is ... Red Mountain Pass!
    Red Mountain Pass One shot at the summit looking southward on the San Juan County / Silverton side of the pass. Travel down the pass to reach Silverton.

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