My husband and I are planning a driving vacation this fall. We want to drive through areas that are famous for beautiful fall foliage when the leaves begin to change colors. As we mapped out our route across the United States, there were several highways we were determined to avoid. These thoroughfares have deadly reputations.
For a treacherous drive, the Million Dollar Highway of Colorado is a sure bet. It’s actually Highway 550 but for a twenty-five mile patch it goes by the nickname “Million Dollar Highway”. This part stretches between the tourist trap towns of Silverton and Ouray. As you rise over eleven thousand feet passing through the Red Mountain Pass, traveling into the San Juan Mountains, don’t even think about being distracted.