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The Soaring Challenge of Black Bear Pass

At more than 14,000 feet, Black Bear Pass or Black Bear Road is arguably the ultimate challenge for off-road thrill-seekers. With its switchbacks, the steep grades, and the massive amount of technicality involved in navigating it, the trail is not for the faint of heart. There are very few if any guardrails to speak of…Continued

Famous Colorado Pass Gets Name-Checked

What’s on your 2021 bucket list? Maybe you’ve entertained the thought of doing some more [safe] traveling and perhaps engaging in new experiences. For example, you may decide to go explore Colorado and discover its many sights and activities. The Gazette recently published an article titled “Your 2021 Colorado bucket list for outdoor adventure” name-checking…Continued

Take on Red Mountain Pass in 2021

Red Mountain Pass is one of the most demanding and risky mountain passes in Colorado. The division between San Juan and Ouray County straddles it and derives part of its name from the Red Mountain found close by. Also playing a part in the name is the rock comprised of iron oxide. It’s important to…Continued

The Thrill and Danger of Black Bear Pass

At an elevation of nearly 13,000 feet and extending about ten miles, Black Bear Pass holds the status of being one of the most dangerous drives in all of Colorado. Meant solely for thrill-seekers with hefty off-road experience behind them and nerves of steel, it is a road that will test the skills of even…Continued

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…Continued

Outdoor Activities in Ouray See a Major Upswing

Have you explored the outdoors of Ouray lately? You may have noticed that there are more people hanging out in the campgrounds as well as renting Jeep vehicles. These people are seeking to stave off the isolation by exploring some of the more remote and not so dense areas of Colorado where they can still…Continued

Sights to Discover on Your Next Trip

Ouray and its neighboring areas, with the abundance of natural sights to explore, provide a copiousness of excitement for anyone looking to plunge themselves into its rich landscapes. A road trip shows a lot of sights and we are here to highlight a few. The San Juan Scenic Skyway spans more than 200 miles and…Continued

Things to Know about Off-Roading

Off-roading can be an extremely thrilling experience, but it does require some degree of prior knowledge to ensure the safest experience. Those that have experience with off-roading understand that the terrain is not to be underestimated. If you plan on going off-roading once it’s safe to be outdoors again, consider some of the following tips…Continued

Unleash the Power of the Jeep Gladiator

The San Juan Mountains and the various trails are sights that deserve to be added to your bucket list and explore, but to do so you will need a rugged vehicle. If you’ve been to our website or read older posts, you’ve likely noticed our slowly expanding selection of vehicles that we have available for…Continued

We’re Revved up for the 2020 Jeep Jamboree

Is 2020 the year you’ll be participating in a Jeep Jamboree? These are great opportunities to meet like-minded people and explore the sights! Such jamborees are a long-standing tradition that has persisted since the early 1950s when pioneer Mark A. Smith took the initiative to launch the first ever jamboree, setting a course through the…Continued