Do Adventure on the San Juan Skyway
The San Juan Skyway is a 236-mile loop that incorporates the famous Million-Dollar Highway, the most famous portion of which travels from Ouray to Silverton (US 550) over Coal Bank Summit and the Molas Divide. The route includes five passes, countless ghost towns and a smattering of some of the finest mining remnant towns in the West, including the famous adventure destination of Telluride. It also takes you past the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park, where you can explore the ancient cliff dwellings, including Cliff Palace, with its 151 rooms and 23 kivas, or meeting places. A short distance from the San Juan Skyway is Monument Valley National Park and the Grand Canyon. So if you’re thinking of either as a destination, pencil in this loop as part of the plan.