Tony & Judy's Four Corners Trip Summer 2010 travel blog

San Juan Skyway Loop

North of Durango - Silverton Train

Molas Pass - 10,910 Ft.

At Molas Pass

Along Hwy. 550

Along Hwy. 550

Along Hwy. 550

Highest point on our trip

Old Mining area

View from Hwy. 550

Arriving at Ouray, CO

View of Ouray

Along Main St. in Ouray

On Hwy. 145 going to Telluride

View from Hwy. 145

From Hwy. 145

Entering Telluride, CO

Main St. - Telluride

Flowers along Main St.

Telluride valley

House and Waterfalls at the end of the valley

Old mining facilities at the end of the valley

From Hwy. 145

Pass on Hwy. 145 going towards Cortez, CO

The 232 mile San Juan Mountains Skyway loop is one of the most scenic drives in America and spans elevations from 6,200 feet outside of Durango to 11,008 feet at Red Mountain Pass. On our drive today we took in beautiful views of alpine forests, scenic mountains, cattle ranges and the towns of Silverton, Ouray and Telluride. Telluride’s real estate is a bit pricey – with a 1200 sq. ft. plain looking house listing for $799,000. Telluride has a celebrity status – it is rumored that such big names as Oprah have a house there. The dogs had a great time for the two days they stayed at the “daycare”, but today they traveled the San Juan Loop with us.

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