Rent A Jeep From Ouray Mountain Adventures

Ouray Mountain Adventures provides full-day Jeep rentals in Ouray, Colorado so that you can explore the San Juan Mountains from dawn until dinner time. Our fleet includes hard top four-door Unlimited Jeep® Wrangler Rubicons and Jeep® Gladiator Rubicons. Our Jeeps have 5-speed automatic transmissions, power windows, slap shifts, two-inch lift kits, and air conditioning.

When you rent a Jeep from us, you truly get a full-day rental since we let you pick your Jeep up between 6:00 and 7:00 pm the night before and keep it until 4:30 pm on your rental day. Also, don’t forget that you can save 10 percent by booking your Ouray Jeep rental online!

Check Out Our Ouray Jeep Rental Fleet

Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon 4x4

The Jeep® Gladiator is the only open-air pickup truck manufactured by Jeep. It combines all of the things you love with a Jeep alongside the perks of a pickup truck. Between the V6 engine and Rubicon-exclusive rugged outdoor features, this is the perfect off-roading truck for a day in the San Juan Mountains.

Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Hard Top

The Jeep® Rubicon HardTop is the best way to enjoy off-roading in Ouray. The Rubicon-exclusive features make it easy to adjust to the trail, and the hard top keeps you protected from the wind and sun. Also, the all-leather interior makes for a comfortable ride that is easy to clean after a day on the trails.

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Why Rent a Jeep Rubicon?

The Jeep Rubicon is a specific trim level or variant available for both the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. It is renowned for its ruggedness, off-road prowess, and specialized equipment, making it particularly well-suited for challenging terrains and outdoor adventures.

When off-roading in Ouray, Colorado, you never know what obstacles will come your way. Therefore, you want an Ouray Jeep rental made specifically for off-roading conditions. This is why Ouray Mountain Adventures only maintains a fleet of Jeep Rubicons — we do not stock any other Jeep variants.

Some key features that distinguish the Rubicon trim from other Jeep Wrangler models include:

Off-Road Prowess

The Jeep Rubicon is specifically designed for serious off-road adventures. It comes equipped with heavy-duty axles, electronic locking differentials, and a disconnecting sway bar, which provide superior traction and articulation on rough terrains, rocky trails, and challenging obstacles.

Four-Wheel Drive System

The Rubicon features a part-time four-wheel-drive system with a low-range transfer case, allowing the vehicle to tackle steep inclines and deep mud with ease. This system enhances the Jeep’s ability to conquer various off-road conditions.

Ground Clearance

With its raised suspension and larger tires, the Jeep Rubicon offers excellent ground clearance. This feature allows the vehicle to navigate over rocks, logs, and other obstacles you may encounter on the trails without getting stuck or causing damage to the undercarriage.

Interior Space

If you are planning to spend the entire day off-roading in Ouray, you’ll appreciate the interior space the Jeep Rubicon offers. You can easily fit people, coolers, and everything else you need to make the most of your day inside the cabin. If you opt for the Gladiator, you’ll also have the truck bed.

How Our Ouray Jeep Rentals Work

Rental Options

At Ouray Mountain Adventures, we offer full-day and half-day rentals on our Jeep Rubicon fleet. This means you can spend a few hours off the beaten path or explore Ouray your way by hitting the mountain trails for a full eight hours.

Full-Day Rentals

  • Reserve your Jeep in advance online, over the phone, or in-person
  • Pick up the Jeep between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm the day before
  • Drop off the Jeep by 4:30pm at the end of your rental day

Half-Day Rentals

  • Online reservations not available — call for availability
  • Rent the Jeep for a total of 5 hours, with exact times based on availability
  • Drop off the Jeep by 4:30pm.

Rental Requirements

25 or older

Valid Driver’s License

Proof of Car Insurance

Although we want everyone to have fun on the trails in their Ouray Jeep rental, we also prioritize safety. To rent a Jeep with us, the primary driver must be 25 or older and hold a valid driver’s license.

You must also carry full coverage insurance on your personal vehicle and provide proof of insurance with the coverage types/amounts listed. If needed, we have a fax machine available for your insurance provider to send your declarations page.

Off-Roading Options in Ouray

Off-roading in Ouray, Colorado, is a one-of-a-kind experience. Known for its rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas, this section of Western Colorado offers some of the most popular off-roading trails in the country, promising thrilling rides across diverse terrain. From gentle dirt roads to steep rocky paths, there’s a trail for every level of off-roading enthusiast.

Imogene Pass is a must-ride trail that runs from Ouray to Telluride. At over 17 miles long, it’s the second-highest vehicular pass in Colorado, reaching an altitude of 13,114 feet. This trail offers stunning mountain views, historic mining sites, and a taste of the region’s rich mining history.

Yankee Boy Basin is another well-loved trail in the area, famous for its beautiful wildflowers and stunning waterfalls. The trail winds up to an old mine, presenting a magnificent view of Mount Sneffels, one of Colorado’s fourteeners. The trail’s difficulty increases as you ascend, providing both a scenic drive and a challenge for more experienced off-roaders.

The Alpine Loop, a 65-mile off-road trail, is yet another jewel in Ouray’s crown. It provides an extensive off-road experience, meandering through the Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. This trail offers varied scenery, including alpine tundra, wide river valleys, and historical mining sites.

Not sure what trails to start on? We’ve got you covered! Every rental at Ouray Mountain Adventures comes with a complete map of the area’s best off-roading trails.

Colorado Off-Roading Laws

Before you hit the trails in a Jeep from Ouray Mountain Adventures, you should familiarize yourself with Colorado’s off-roading laws and regulations. Adhering to these rules ensures that everyone stays safe and enjoys their time in and around Ouray.

Stay on the Trail

The land surrounding Ouray is filled with incredible off-roading trails for everyone to enjoy. However, it’s important to remain on the trail at all times when Jeeping through the mountains.

Driving off of the trails or creating new ones is against the law. illegally-built trails destroy the area’s flora and fauna. Unauthorized trail formation can also cause erosion or similar impacts on the land’s stability. These effects are devastating to public protected lands, not to mention harmful to the animals who call the San Juan Mountains home.

When in doubt, look for signs and other trail markers. You can also use the map provided by Ouray Mountain Adventures to confirm which path a trail takes.

Mind the Signs

When you take your Ouray Jeep rental out on the trails, you’ll notice standardized brown and white signs at the beginning of all routes that allow motorized vehicles on the trail. When you see a red slash through a specific vehicle symbol, the trail is closed to that particular vehicle.

When driving a Jeep from Ouray Mountain Adventures, you will want to stick to the trails that are open to High Clearance 4WD Vehicles. The provided map from our staff members will also indicate trails you can take.

Passing and Right of Way

There are many places along the off-roading trails in Ouray where it isn’t possible for two Jeeps to pass at the same time. Therefore, drivers should follow the rules of the trail as they relate to passing and right of way.

  • Passing: Slower vehicles should yield to faster vehicles unless obstacles make this impossible.
  • Right of Way: Ascending vehicles have the right of way on off-roading trails. This means that descending vehicles (those moving down a hill) should yield and let ascending vehicles (those moving up a hill) pass.

Effective communication between drivers also helps ensure everyone stays safe on the trails when two vehicles encounter each other. If possible, talk or use hand gestures before passing or stopping to let a Jeep or off-roading vehicle pass you so everyone knows what’s going on.

Be Safe

Whether you are driving a Jeep you rented from Ouray Mountain Adventures or riding along with someone else, safety should always be your first priority on any off-roading trail. This part of Western Colorado is very rural, and the nearest towing services are hours away and expensive. Also, you may not have adequate cell phone coverage to call in the event of an emergency.

Stay on the trails, maintain low speeds when going over obstacles and driving through areas of low visibility, and follow other safety precautions you would anytime you operate a large vehicle. This will ensure your safety while enjoying the San Juan Mountain trails in your Ouray Jeep rental.