The Fearsome Red Mountain Pass

Various passes in the mountains are spruced throughout Ouray, Colorado and beyond. Red Mountain Pass is one of these and it has developed a reputation for being an extremely dangerous drive. If you’re a beginner off-roader, stay away. Last year, Red Mountain Pass was so treacherous to traverse that it was closed due to the large amount of snow that had accumulated there as a result of avalanches.

There are a few things that keen off-road enthusiasts should consider. For one thing, it is still exceedingly important to exercise caution. Rocks and possibly ice could be a hazard and it’s an experience that demands attention at all times.

Does Red Mountain Pass appear on your bucket list? If you have the skills and a passion for off-roading, with some truly excellent rewards, this is a chance. Even if the Red Mountain Pass is beyond your level of off-road experience, there are other trails and passes which are welcoming to beginners.

Right now, due to COVID-19, the best thing you can do is remain indoors but we’ll be here waiting with your off-road vehicle ready once it’s safe to be outdoors again.

This update is provided by Ouray Mountain Adventures, Incorporated. Our Jeep rental Ouray trails allow you to explore the Rocky Mountains and we offer full or half day reservations. For more information on our Ouray Jeep rentals and options including available vehicles, rates, and rental policies, call 800-207-2700. You can also visit us at 125 3rd Avenue, Ouray, Colorado 81427.