Camping Day Three - Montrose, CO

Montrose, CO

Today’s drive from New Mexico north into Colorado was quite the event. We started up US 550, the “Million Dollar Highway” to see the majestic western Rocky Mountains via the towns Durango, Silverton and Ouray along the route.

It was indeed a beautiful scenic ride, but Both Damsel and I resolved that we would not travel this way again even if someone were to give us a million dollars to do so. The winding road in places was very narrow with a serious drop off on one side or the other. Some of the switchback curves were posted as low as 10 miles per hour. We were both nervous wrecks taking the 36 foot big RV through there.

Once past Ouray, the road straightened out on in to Montrose where we are camped. We are having some adult beverages to help us relax and get back to normal.


  1. drjim said,

    August 18, 2017 @ 22:32:20

    I’m too old to even take roads like that in my Supra!

    Good to hear you got through it OK.

  2. CapnBob said,

    August 19, 2017 @ 08:54:11

    It was on my bucket list to see those places. It’s done now, so we can stick mostly to flatlands from now on. :)

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