To drive from Telluride to Ouray there's really only one way, highway 145 to
hwy 62 to Ridgway where you turn right (east/south) on highway 550 to
Ouray. From Ouray continue on 550 over Red Mountain Pass to Silverton.
Reverse this route to go from Silverton to Telluride. If you have 4wd you
can go from Silverton to Telluride over Ophir Pass but it's a fairly rough
and bumpy ride. Also, this year Hardrock crew is not allowed at Chapman
(Ophir area) so driving over Ophir Pass doesn't make a lot of sense.
(Although many people will suggest if you have the vehicle, you might as
well drive over Ophir Pass to go from Silverton to Telluride because it's
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 8:13 PM, otteruns <luminastudio@...
> What is the normal driving route from Telluride to Ouray?
> Silverton to Telluride?
> Many thanks,
> Dan Fox
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