Alternatives to Black Bear Pass

blackBearPassWe’ve talked a lot about some of the famous Ouray Jeep trails like Black Bear Pass. However, if you’ve been following our updates, you know that Black Bear Pass is dangerous and not meant for those without the experience. There are alternatives to explore, but just make sure you do your research regarding their level of difficulty.

Take for example Bullion King Lake Road. This obscure road usually doesn’t appear on maps, and those that do often don’t show it accurately. If you’re not ready to tackle Black Bear Pass, this road is a good alternative. You’ll still enjoy the lush scenery and there are even places you can hike to near the end of the trail.

California Gulch is a trail famous for also being the home of the ghost town Animas Forks which was active in the late 1800s ‘til the early 1920s. As you’re navigating this trail you’re going to come upon a number of mines. It may be remote, but it’s definitely memorable.

What are some of your favorite alternative trails to explore in Ouray or the neighboring areas? Let us know your suggestions in the comments!

This update is provided by Ouray Mountain Adventures, Incorporated. Our Ouray Jeep rentals allow you to explore the Rocky Mountains and we offer full or half day reservations. For more information on our Jeep rental Ouray options including available vehicles, rates, and rental policies, call 970.919.1005 or 888.919.3256. You can also visit us at 125 3rd Avenue, Ouray, Colorado 81427.