Four-wheeling in the Rocky Mountains is a must-have experience when visiting Ouray Colorado. After all, it is known as the “Jeep Capital of America.” Ouray offers a beautiful scene of alpine tundra, wildflowers, fantastic wildlife, ghost towns, and abandoned mines. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you are ready for adventure, but if you need one, Ouray Mountain Adventures rents out Jeeps locally and offers tours with experienced drivers.
There are many trails for a Jeep adventure, from scenic and serene drives to rugged and rocky areas and even old paths miners built to reach insane heights!
If you haven’t explored the Rocky Mountains in mountain driving before, it’s advised that you take the easier routes first. You’ll still get to enjoy all the best views Ouray has to offer. If you are a little more experienced and are up for a challenge, keep in mind your vehicle and its limits along with yours. Pay attention to road conditions, and always scout your path on foot ahead of time to feel out if the route will be safe for you or not. Never go off cross-country. The land is very fragile, and you can land in a dangerous position very quickly.
Last but not least, take only photographs and leave only footprints. We want to preserve the beautiful environment surrounding Ouray for generations to come and enjoy.
Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs provide Ouray Colorado lodging accommodations. Our rooms are cozy with lots of great amenities after a long day of venturing out in the mountains. We can guide you on where to go to experience the “Switzerland of America” and all that it has to offer. Call us at 877.859.0204 to book your room at the “Switzerland of America” Ouray Colorado lodging location.