Black Bear Pass Road is widely considered to be one of the most spectacular roads in Colorado and even in the whole United States. It is also one of the most dangerous due to narrow shelf segments and unnerving drop-offs. It is usually open for a few months in late summer and is driven one way from Route 550 near Ouray to Telluride. Driving this road is not just the thrill of overcoming the hardships and dangers, but also a great experience of traveling in the high mountains, and the possibility of enjoining the phenomenal views.
I drove Black Bear Pass in summer 2012. You can read my story and see more pictures in my Off-road Expeditions section.