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FirstTracks

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Posted: 10/17/18 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's a lot of talk here, and elsewhere on other RV forums, about the advisability of driving US-550 (a.k.a. the Million Dollar Highway) through Colorado's San Juan Mountains in an RV. I figured that I'd give you a video glimpse of the road so that you can make these decisions for yourself.

Travel it with us from end to end, from Durango to Ouray. We'll camp in the historic town of Silverton and check our its famed steam railway, take a 4x4 trip across Engineer Pass to Lake City that makes the Million Dollar Highway seem like a Sunday drive, and learn about Silverton's rich mining heritage at the fabulous San Juan County Historical Society Museum:

https://youtu.be/wte47AEZzwA


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Posted: 10/18/18 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Outstanding...enjoyed every minute of it! [emoticon]

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lots2seeinmyrv wrote:

Outstanding...enjoyed every minute of it! [emoticon]


Thank you very much!

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Great video glad you posted it as so many folks on here are scared off from a easy drive with great views.

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F-TROUP wrote:

Great video glad you posted it as so many folks on here are scared off from a easy drive with great views.


Thank you! I certainly agree.

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Great video!!

We spent a week up in this area in July.

Stayed at Ridgway SP, did the train, rented a Jeep and did the Engineer Pass (unbelievable!!), etc. What an amazing part of our country!!

I heeded the advice of many that said "don't do the MDH with an RV" and came in to Ouray from Montrose. We drove the pickup to Durango and back for the train and agree...it's not for anyone scared of mountain driving, but certainly do-able of you take it easy and watch for others on the switch-backs.

I have a 42ft 5th wheel and wouldn't hesitate to tow across the MDH now that I have driven it a couple times.

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texasjayco wrote:

Great video!!


Thank you!

texasjayco wrote:

We spent a week up in this area in July.

Stayed at Ridgway SP, did the train, rented a Jeep and did the Engineer Pass (unbelievable!!), etc. What an amazing part of our country!!


It is indeed. I've been a mountain geek my whole life, and seriously the San Juans are as beautiful as they get. It's such a different Colorado than, say, the Front Range. The towns aren't overdeveloped and still possess some genuine charm, and the mountains are truly imposing.

texasjayco wrote:

it's not for anyone scared of mountain driving, but certainly do-able of you take it easy and watch for others on the switch-backs.


Well said, Mark.

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Fabulous video and commentary on an absolutely stunning area. Really appreciate you bringing us along.


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Clarryhill wrote:

Fabulous video and commentary on an absolutely stunning area. Really appreciate you bringing us along.


And I appreciate you watching -- thank you!

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We've been watching your videos for a couple months now Mark--always look forward to them as they come out. Great content and very good quality.
JK


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