Sunday, July 24, 2016

Driving the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway

Judy and I recently took a day to drive San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway loop. The drive is two hundred thirty six miles of magnificent beauty.  We started out in Durango and ended back there some nine hours later. The trip took us through Silverton, Ouray (U Ray), and Telluride. The scenery was fantastic from the time we left until we returned to Durango. The route from Silverton to Ouray was along part of the "Million Dollar Highway". Most of the snow was gone, except for some of the highest peaks. We will redrive it in the fall when the the fall colors and snow return.

Here are some pics (don’t forget to click to enlarge).

San Juan Mts 1     san juan scenic byway 1

million dollar hwy 5

million dollar hwy 4     million dollar hwy 1

silverton co 1

Telluride 1     Telluride 2

telluride 4


That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Next Blog: in a week or so.


  1. Pictures just doesn't do it justice. That's a beautiful area and it's indescribable. Thanks for posting and the memories.

  2. Wow! The one picture looks unreal! We'll have to check that area out someday.