A majestic fall that can't be missed if you travel here. The high granite walls and deep pool below are the jewel of the entire gorge, though a hike through the gorge doesn't lack in primal beauty that made me feel I was in another time. A great, isolated spot for nature lovers.
Just south out of Ouray alongside US 550 (The Million Dollar Highway: originally a toll road built by mining entrepreneur Otto Mears for what was considered an outrageous sum in the day. Nowadays you'd get about a mile of Interstate built for that!) is the Uncompahgre Gorge. An absolute "must" stop is at Bear Creek Falls. A viewing platform takes... 更多
I will agree with another post, this is great as a passenger. I was driving so I wasn't able to look as much as I would have liked to. There are a few spots to stop and I recommend that. There are plenty of things to look at on the way.
Uncompahgre Gorge is a short hike from the Victorian Inn and well worth the effort. The sounds of cascading water surrounded by mountains in all directions couldn't have provided a more spectacular moment during my visit.
Beautifil and scenic!! We took our Jeep from Colorado West Jeeps and spent 5 days backpacking in the Uncompahgre Wilderness with a summit of Uncompahgre Peak!! GREAT place!!!!
we witnessed it driving from Silverton to Ouray and back. Beautiful views and quite a few places you can go off-road if you have the right vehicle. They make it sound like the million dollar highway is as treacherous as driving through Mexico without headlights in a Mercedes. I would disagree. Just drive for the conditions and take your time.... 更多
What a spectacular vistas, any season, while driving south climbing up the Million Dollar Highway from Ouray to Silverton via the Uncompahgre Gorge. As we took US Hwy 550, we could not help but take nummerous pictures every bend of the road while gazing below us at the waters of the Uncompahgre River & Red Mountain Creek. It's easy to... 更多
...that the 2 Star Review entitled "Scared out of my wits" has earned 17 Helpful hits! Yes there are no guardrails but with just a modicum of common sense and caution you are probably safer driving on The Million $ Hgwy than you are walking in any major city in the good old USA. For sure you don't want to... 更多