Ride 11 – Silverton / Telluride

Ride 11 is a 72.41 mile ride with 7,056 feet of climb. This is going to be the monster of our Tour. We will tour along the Million Dollar Highway (US-550). Though the entire stretch has been called the Million Dollar Highway, it is really the twelve miles south of Ouray through the Uncompahgre Gorge to the summit of Red Mountain Pass which gains the highway its name. This stretch through the gorge is challenging and potentially hazardous to ride—it is characterized by steep cliffs, narrow lanes, and a lack of guardrails; the ascent of Red Mountain Pass is marked with a number of hairpin curves used to gain elevation, and again, narrow lanes for traffic—many cut directly into the sides of mountains.

9:30-10:00am / Million Dollar Highway & Reese Street • Silverton, CO 81433 • Directions

10:00am-12:30pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:30-1:30pm / Hotel Madeline • 568 Mountain Village Blvd • Telluride, CO 81435 • Directions