Currently this highway has been closed for two weeks at Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray because of a massive rock slide. This below picture from the Colorado Department of Transportation via Denver’s Westword Blog shows the extent of the rock slide:
I think this picture also shows just how spectacular the Million Dollar Highway is as it cuts through the mighty San Juan Mountains. Right now though these mountains are showing how mighty they are with this major highway in the area being closed. I also have to give a shout out of appreciation to the CDOT workers repairing the road because it looks like a dangerous and difficult job to try and put netting over the rocks above the road to prevent future slides. Hopefully they can safely get Highway 550 open again in the near future.