Originally Posted by yetigonecrazy
ever driven hwy 550 from ouray to durango in the middle of the winter? (on the two or three days a week they manage to get it open, of course)
everyday for 6 weeks during the winter of 1996 (when it was open, as you said) sometimes with my beacon on, in the car.
but the difference is that road scares the shit out of everyone and everyone slows down. for some reason people drive the canyon like they are bullet proof. this despite the fact there are dark, icy corners, local traffic and very few places to pass.
when we were building the Pueblo park I drove that road 4 days a week, there and back, from October to March and I developed a acute hatred for that piece of highway.