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Molas Pass, Silverton

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#7 of 10 in Outdoors in Silverton
Molas Pass is a high mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States.
The pass is in the San Juan National Forest. The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway.
Though it is one of the higher passes in Colorado, it has only a few switchbacks on the north approach, is considerably less intimidating than Red Mountain Pass on the same highway. It is generally kept open in the winter months.
Molas Pass is also the last mountain pass of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race, where riders race the train from Durango to Silverton.
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  • Great place for a quick stop with great views, good parking and bathroom facilities. Overlooking a small lake and beautiful mountains on the scenic Route 550, you won't be the only one stopping here, ...  more »
  • Molas Pass, elevation 10,912 feet, is another high mountain pass along US 550. It was crystal clear and very beautiful when we were there. There is ample parking and a nice viewpoint. There is also a ...  more »
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  • Breathtaking views. Make sure you take pictures.
  • Love this drive and views.

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