Mountain passes are aplenty in and near Ouray, Colorado. Among these, Red Mountain Pass has achieved a great deal of notoriety. It’s a highly risky drive and should not be attempted by anyone who is still getting used to off-roading. As a matter of fact, navigating Red Mountain Pass is treacherous enough that it was closed earlier this month because of the several feet of snow that accumulated due to a series of avalanches.
For anyone who is brave and experienced enough to take on Red Mountain Pass, there is some good news to share. After significant work that included bulldozers, helicopters, snow blowers, and even storm-related delays, Red Mountain Pass is welcoming intrepid off-roaders once again. However, eager enthusiasts should still keep a few things in mind. For one, practicing caution is still extremely important. Ice and rocks may be present and there may also be equipment on the road as workers ensure that any accumulation of snow is taken care of as promptly as possible.
Is Red Mountain Pass on your bucket list? If you have the skills and a passion for off-roading, it’s a risk with some genuinely outstanding rewards. Even if Red Mountain Pass is beyond your level of off-roading expertise, there are other trails and passes that beginner friendly.
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.