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Designated a National Scenic Byway

Length: 236 miles
Driving time: 3-6 hours
Open: All Year

San Juan Skyway Itinerary

Travel the “road to the sky” which offers views of the towering 14,000-foot San Juan Mountains to rolling hillsides speckled with ancient Indian pueblo ruins. Victorian towns offer both excitement and relaxation. Soak in hot springs, ride  the narrow-gauge railroad, and sleep under the stars or in a cozy lodge.

Durango, is a well-preserved descendant of the Old West. Picturesque Telluride   is renowned for world-class skiing, and film, jazz, and bluegrass festivals. Silverton and Ouray are Victorian jewels tucked in deep alpine valleys. Add another crown – Mesa Verde National Park, home to one of the densest collections of prehistoric ruins in the U.S.

Main Towns: Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride

Features include:

Wildlife: Muskrat, otter, bear, deer, elk, eagle