Last Dollar Road #638

This forest road provides a scenic alternative to the paved highway when traveling between Ridgway and Telluride. It traverses through a rural ranchland setting before ascending through spruce-fir and aspen forest, providing occasional views of Wilson Peak and Greyhead. It is a popular road to travel for viewing the fall colors. Portions of the road can become impassable during wet conditions. A high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Moderate
Restrictions: Open to all motorized vehicles, however, recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles during wet weather conditions.
Closest Towns: Telluride, CO
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Telluride, travel 4 miles west on State Hwy 145. Turn left at the first highway intersection, continuing south on State Hwy 145 for approx. 8 miles to the Forest Service Matterhorn Work Center located on the east side of the highway. The Work Center is about 1/4 mile immediately south of the Matterhorn Campground.



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  Area/Length : 
21 miles

  Elevation : 
9200 feet - 10000 feet