The Jeeping Capital Of The World
Off-Road, Trails, Mud & Winches.
Off-highway adventures bring you to some of the most stunning landscapes in the Rocky Mountains. Ouray has an enormous variety of jeeping and OHV routes at every level. Go it alone or with guides who love to share their knowledge of the San Juans’ geology, flora, fauna, and most colorful stories. Four-wheeling enthusiasts travel here all summer long for the breathtaking scenery and then again during the fall months for the spectacular aspen colors. Even better, the backcountry roads follow historic mining roads so you’re sure to experience some living history among the ghost towns.
Photo courtesy of Classic Visions Photography
Jeep tours have traversed the high mountain passes commercially since 1946, and privately probably since the first Willy’s made their debut stateside in the early 1940s. The locals prize their Jeeps, too. In the summer it seems like there is a Jeep in every driveway, and many have lovingly-restored CJ’s that climb the passes alongside newer Wranglers and Liberties. Both local and national Jeep and four-wheel drive clubs meet in Ouray throughout the season, and the Jeep Jamboree has held an annual rally here every fall for 26 years. Ouray has a number of companies that offer Jeep rentals and guided 4x4 tours with fun, experienced and knowledgeable guides, so make sure you give them a call and take advantage of this great adventure while you’re in town.
For current road conditions, please contact the experts at our local jeep rental and tour companies. Updates can also be found on the Ouray County Four Wheel Drive Roads Condition Report.