Red Mountain Pass (North side)

 Red Mountain Pass (North side)   

Road from Ouray (a self proclaimed ’Switzerland of America’) to Silverton is officially known as ’The Million Dollar Highway’, it was built in the late 1880’s, and it is one of the most spectacular rides in the USA. Historians aren’t certain of why this highway has its name. One explanation is that an early traveler was so overcome by vertigo on the steep and winding stretch of road that he insisted he would never travel it again, even if he was paid a million dollars. Relatively easy grades on the climb followed by breathtaking descent to Silverton.


Region: Colorado
City: Ouray

Distance: 35.96 km
Elevation Gain: 1007 m
Elevation Loss: 569 m
Difficulty: 726 (Hard)
FIETS Index: 4.78 FIETS
Avg Grade: 4.83 %
Max cat climb: HC
Min elevation: 2388 m
Max elevation: 3377 m
Ride Category: Hilly

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