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 that, a piece of cake.

However, how would an experience on that same pass fare when attempted using a different vehicle like the Jeep Gladiator? The vehicle wheelbase is longer and with the massive rocks and tight switchbacks of Black Bear Pass, it could be a different experience.

The video shown on The Fast Lane Truck website (also viewable on YouTube) is an informative and exciting showcasing the Colorado landscape as well as the soaring heights off-road vehicles can reach when exploring the various mountain passes in Ouray and beyond. We won’t spoil whether the Gladiator successfully takes on Black Bear Pass but if exploring a mountain pass is something you may want to try yourself or scratch off your bucket list, contact us at Ouray Mountain Adventures and we’ll get you started.

This update is provided by Ouray Mountain Adventures, Incorporated. Our Ouray Jeep trails allow you to explore the Rocky Mountains and we offer full or half day reservations. For more information on our Ouray Jeep rental rates andoptions 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.