Adventure & History: Million Dollar Highway
The canyon-clinging stretch of spectacular roadway between Silverton, Durango and Ouray is called “The Million Dollar Highway” either because it cost so much to build, the amount of gold ore that remained in the roadway’s fill or the figurative price for those amazing San Juan Mountain views.
Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Stroll Downtown Ouray
Drive the Alpine Loop 4x4 Scenic Byway to Lake City
Stay the Trail:
When riding OHVs through the Alpine Loop, make sure you follow Colorado's off-roading motto of "Stay the Trail."
Head to Silverton: Take the highway from Durango on to the alpine mining town of Silverton, where you'll stay the night.
Lunch in the Trees: One of the most unique parts of your day at Soaring Tree top Adventures is the dining experience. You are provided with a four-course gourmet lunch served on a suspended platform overlooking the beautiful Animas River. Take in the view while you enjoy the tasty lunch of your choosing and a relaxing break during the middle of your day.