Known as one of the most beautiful passes, Red Mountain Pass offers direct passage to some of the most pristine camping and hiking adventures. As part of the "Million Dollar Highway" the strecth is located in between Silverton and Ouray, Highway 550 reaches a height of 11,018ft just below Red Mountain itself. Red Mountain Pass stands at one of the highest paved roads in the United States. As the road twists and turns between majestic scenery in the Uncompahgre National Forest there are many spots to pull off and stop or camp to appreciate the surroundings. Along the highway there are continuous county roads that service trail heads to the surrounding mountain tops that include Anvil Mountain, Lookout Peak, Ohio Peak, McMillan Peak and of course Red Mountain.
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