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“A "Must-Do" if you love gorgeous mountain scenery!”
Review of Last Dollar Road

Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Ridgway
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

You will find many places to take breathtaking photos, so allow plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty We saw quite a few elk, deer, & even a moose!

We drove it in the summer with a front-wheel drive cross-over SUV; (however, if we had encountered a "monsoon season" thunderstorm, it could have been considerably less pleasant to drive). One of the fun sites along this road is the homeplace featured in John Wayne's classic, "True Grit". The wildflowers on the opposite side of the road are stunning, too!

Dallas Divide (8,970 feet) is one of the most photographed spots in all of Colorado: Enjoy it!

3  Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Miles and miles across the tops of mountains. No gas stations, no hotels, nada. Just spectacular views. Do not go in winter or after rain. No guardrails. Maybe scary to some but breath taking.

1  Thank Hoot124
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We drove this road in a Subaru Forester. Outstanding views looking down from some high viewpoints. The road was rough and rutted in places but was generally good. Not much traffic. Very minor stream crossing or two.

1  Thank Harold604
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

A must drive during the fall color season...and you will be back!
Absolutely beautiful.....and very relaxing....not nearly as roughed as the many jeep trails in the area

3  Thank Drago70
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

This is a great way to go from Ridgway to Telluride. You ought to drive a high clearance SUV type vehicle but every once in a while I see a rental sedan taking the trip and getting a pretty good work out. There are areas that can be covered in snow in some times of the year when you will need a 4 wheel drive to get through end near Telluride. But in the summer just a good rental SUV will do fine. The views are spectacular in the summer when the wild flowers are out and in the fall for the leave change. It is just a really nice way to get from Ridgway to Telluride or the reverse. I saw another review suggesting you take a pick nick lunch and that would be nice but have not done that myself. Lots of photo ops on the way. It is hard to get lost but you can get confused so take a map or GPS with you. There are no amenities on the way so have a full tank of gas and soft drinks/water/snacks. You will really enjoy this drive if you aren't ready for some of the "hard core" off-road adventures this area of the state is famous for.

1  Thank steve128SL
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