Ouray Jeep Trails

The Soaring Challenge of Black Bear Pass

At more than 14,000 feet, Black Bear Pass or Black Bear Road is arguably the ultimate challenge for off-road thrill-seekers. With its switchbacks, the steep grades, and the massive amount of technicality involved in navigating it, the trail is not for the faint of heart. There are very few if any guardrails to speak of…Continued

Famous Colorado Pass Gets Name-Checked

What’s on your 2021 bucket list? Maybe you’ve entertained the thought of doing some more [safe] traveling and perhaps engaging in new experiences. For example, you may decide to go explore Colorado and discover its many sights and activities. The Gazette recently published an article titled “Your 2021 Colorado bucket list for outdoor adventure” name-checking…Continued

Take on Red Mountain Pass in 2021

Red Mountain Pass is one of the most demanding and risky mountain passes in Colorado. The division between San Juan and Ouray County straddles it and derives part of its name from the Red Mountain found close by. Also playing a part in the name is the rock comprised of iron oxide. It’s important to…Continued

Can the Gladiator Trounce Black Bear Pass?

Depending on your level of experience, Black Bear Pass is either a treacherous experience intended only for the most experienced off-roaders or it’s a “piece of cake” when attempted on a two-door Jeep. In the case of the latter, a post last month on the website The Fast Lane Truck calls Black Bear Pass just…Continued

Outdoor Activities in Ouray See a Major Upswing

Have you explored the outdoors of Ouray lately? You may have noticed that there are more people hanging out in the campgrounds as well as renting Jeep vehicles. These people are seeking to stave off the isolation by exploring some of the more remote and not so dense areas of Colorado where they can still…Continued

The Drive to Yankee Boy Basin

Due to its scenic atmosphere and captivating colors, Yankee Boy Basin has become one of the most popular destinations in Ouray. Located in one of the highest mountain roads in Colorado, the short 4×4 trail is open from June to October. Adventurers have fallen in love with Yankee Boy Basin. The unique characteristics of the…Continued

Sights to Discover on Your Next Trip

Ouray and its neighboring areas, with the abundance of natural sights to explore, provide a copiousness of excitement for anyone looking to plunge themselves into its rich landscapes. A road trip shows a lot of sights and we are here to highlight a few. The San Juan Scenic Skyway spans more than 200 miles and…Continued

Say Hello to Silverton

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains at a little more than 9,000 feet is a town that regularly sees tourists yet doesn’t have any of the traits common with tourist traps. Silverton is still tantalizingly authentic and acts as a gateway to some of Colorado’s most stunning sights. Silverton developed as a mining-camp center during…Continued

A Few Famous Trails in and Around Ouray

What activities are you looking to cross off your bucket list? Maybe you’ve wanted to see the massive Grand Canyon in person or you’ve thought of upping the adrenaline with an off-roading experience. If off-roading sounds like a good time, Ouray welcomes you to discover its thrills. Let’s highlight a few of the exciting trails…Continued

Things to Know about Off-Roading

Off-roading can be an extremely thrilling experience, but it does require some degree of prior knowledge to ensure the safest experience. Those that have experience with off-roading understand that the terrain is not to be underestimated. If you plan on going off-roading once it’s safe to be outdoors again, consider some of the following tips…Continued