Last Dollar Road

Telluride, Colorado (San Miguel County)

Last Updated: 08/02/2022
4.6 / 5 ( 22 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Last Dollar Road
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.

Route Information

Technical Rating

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Waypoints

1. Southeast Trailhead (0 mi)
Just before the airport, turn right at the split in the road. The road soon turns to dirt. This is the beginning of Last Dollar/T60 Road.

Directions to Trailhead

From Telluride: drive west on Highway 145, and turn right onto Last Dollar Road just before the second round-about. Continue up the hill on the paved road until you see a sign for the Telluride Airport, then turn right. This is the beginning of the off-road trail. From Ridgeway: drive west on Highway 62, passing mile marker 12. The turn off is approximately 11.3 miles from the edge of Ridgeway. From the highway you will see a sign saying ‘National Forest Access: Last Dollar Road’.

Camping

Dispersed

Land Use Issues

Trail Reviews (22)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Wondering how difficult it might be to run this trail with a little snow on the ground?
–Mobile and Monitoring (10/22/2019)
–Ryan Boudreau (10/23/2019)

Writer Information

Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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