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The most beautiful roads in the US

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: Winding for 233 miles (375km) through the red-peppered San Juan Mountains, the San Juan Skyway is one of those roads that really is all about the drive. There are fascinating places to stop, from historic railroad town Durango to ski resort Telluride. But it’s the twists and turns, at some points revealing mountain-ringed lakes and at others bringing you to the edge of dramatic canyons, that’ll linger longest in the memory.

San Juan Skyway, Colorado

Winding for 233 miles (375km) through the red-peppered San Juan Mountains, the San Juan Skyway is one of those roads that really is all about the drive. There are fascinating places to stop, from historic railroad town Durango to ski resort Telluride. But it’s the twists and turns, at some points revealing mountain-ringed lakes and at others bringing you to the edge of dramatic canyons, that’ll linger longest in the memory.

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