The Best Trails for Four-Wheeling

With all the amazing trails around Ouray, it can be hard to pick the right one. Make sure you know your skill level in 4-wheeling and how far you’re willing to go. Some of these trails can be long and difficult, but they’ve all got one thing in common – they’re beautiful trails.

The Last Dollar Road is a Class 1 trail, which means it would make a great beginner’s trail. If you’re still anxious, then avoid it during rainy days. Mud can make this trail a lot worse. The trail leads from Ouray to Telluride and you can drive most of it in a passenger car.

If you want challenge, then try the Cinnamon Pass, which is a Class 3 trail. The road will drop you off at Animas Forks, beyond the Gunnison River and the gorgeous Lake San Cristobal. You can also go through Cinnamon Pass to get to Engineer Pass, for a full day trip.

This last trail is for real daredevils. Black Bear Pass is a Class 5 trail. You should not try this alone. Instead, go with one of the local tour companies. The switchbacks, narrow area, and ‘steps’ make the trail difficult for anyone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Bring a narrow, short-wheel base vehicle. However, the views might make up for the difficult descent. The trail features gorgeous views of the mountains and Bridal Veil Falls.

4-wheeling is an adventure you can’t miss out on!

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