For those seeking a fun and ultra-scenic trail to explore on their next off-road adventure, may we suggest to you Colorado’s Alpine Loop! With more than sixty stunning miles to traverse, you’ll need to bring along a camera with a hefty SD card for all of the pictures you’ll likely be taking.
It’s worth noting that the Alpine Loop is entirely comprised of terrain intended for 4WD vehicles so make sure to keep the sedan at home and bring along your off-road vehicle. The Alpine Loop is home to Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass. The former soars 12,000 feet into the Colorado skyline and will take you to vantage points with stellar vistas of Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre peaks while the latter will reveal the peaks of Redcloud, Handies, and more.
If time and resources allow, you may wish to add a detour to your route and visit Silverton. The former mining town is rich in history and just like its neighbors (including our Ouray), there is much to explore and much nature to admire.
Whether you want a Jeep or something even more rugged like a UTV, we have you covered! The Alpine Loop may be covered in snow depending on when you decide to explore, but it’s definitely worth the trip.
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 and 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.