Last Dollar Road

4.6/5 (27 reviews)
Telluride, Colorado (San Miguel County)
Last Updated: 06/01/2023

Trail Information


Situated just outside Telluride, Last Dollar Road is a must-drive for anyone visiting this part of Colorado. No other road will give you breathtaking views like this while maintaining a very mellow profile. This area boasts some of the best and most accessible camping spots around. As the trail climbs higher, you will find numerous opportunities to pull off onto small double tracks going into the bush, which all host incredible places to pull in and sleep. Situated between Whipple Mountain and Last Dollar Mountain, the trail gains over 2,500 feet of elevation as it climbs over Last Dollar Pass. Both sides of the pass present enough national forest area that one will not get easily bored exploring Last Dollar. It is, in a word, classic.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (28)
Official Crew
Visited: 06/01/2023

Open for the season
Visited: 09/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Updated rating is spot on for section between waypoints 8 and 9. Rains this summer have made ruts deeper in this section and to a lesser degree on the north side as well. Still nothing a stock truck with low range shouldn’t be able to handle. Dry the day we ran it, but I can see where wet roads make a big difference.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this trail on 9/7/22 easy trail. Greats views. Did it from Ridgeway to Telluride, not many others on road.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Took Last Dollar Road from Ridgeway to Telluride looking for a place to camp and found I really enjoyed this trail. Found a great campsite at 10-miles across from the Alder Creek Trail turnoff. Road is rutted but otherwise this is a beautiful and easy trail.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 08/01/2022

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