Lake and waterfall in Silver Basin.
Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours
This trip tour is a high altitude scenic rollercoaster topping out at 13,114'. Although Alpine's truck has seat heaters, you may want to bring a jacket for this one. From the top of the pass you can take in the panorama including three major river basins and ten 14,000' peaks on a clear day. The road also passes through the famous Camp Bird Gold Mine and its historic ruins. This trip includes several scenic detours for waterfalls and wild flower stashes. Imogene is a must see. Tour length about 4 hours.
Due to difficulty in accessing this area we only offer this trip as a private tour. Only Alpine Scenic Tours offers access to this area. Pricing is same as privates. Max of 4 persons.
Please call to book for same day or next day tours.
Please call to book same day or next day tours.
Mining ruins and high alpine scenery in Governor Basin.
Yankee Boy Basin BONUS:
TWO TOURS and 3 Basins IN ONE!
$65 adult / $40 children 12 and under.
"Bonus" you ask? The Bonus Tour visits Yankee Boy Basin and its famous, wild flowers, and mining ruins. Our tour continues on where the others turn around. The bonus is a visit to either GOVERNOR BASIN,SYDNEY BASIN, SILVER BASIN, UPPER YANKEE BOY BASIN or portions of IMOGENE Pass*. This trip traverses a huge variety of terrain and scenery that others miss. These basins connect via jeep road to Yankee Boy Basin but are far less travelled. The "Bonus" tour will take you to wonderful places few visit or know of. Our guides are the experts on finding you the best scenery on the day of your tour and we love to share the hidden gems. When you book let us know what you are most interested in seeing in space provided so we can customize your tour. You WILL see stunning waterfalls on this tour.
*PLEASE NOTE: Some higher roads can be snowed in until July but we always will have a bonus for you in addition to Yankee Boy. Early season destinations include the rough and tumble "Amphitheater" or the panoramic Cutler Creek Trail.
Please call to book same day or next day tours.
Silver Basin is a special place and a favorite of our clients and staff. Our highly modified tour vehicles allow us access to this challenging trail. This seldom visited alpine wonderland surrounds you with towering jagged peaks, placid glacial lakes and wonderful secluded waterfalls. Wildflowers are second to none from mid July to mid August. If time allows your tour can also visit portions of Yankee Boy Basin or Imogene Pass...it's up to you.
Tour length: 4 hours
Country Roads Tour:
$60 adult/ $38 children 12 and under.
This scenic ride explores a variety of Ouray County backroads that few visitor see. We depart from Ouray and follow the old railroad bed to the town of Ridgway. From there we follow backroads up through ranchland and meadows in and around the famous Double RL Ranch (a working ranch owner by Ralph Lauren). These road eventually lead to spectaculat close up views of the Sneffles Range ane the impressive 14,150 foot Mount Sneffles. This tour is the mellowest of all our trips and is very popular with folks that just want to get out and see great scenery without a rough 4x4 experience. This trip is also great in April, May, October or November when many of our other 4x4 trails may be snowed in. There is a 3 person minimum on this tour but it is very popular early and late season. Please call to book.
Engineer Pass/Poughkeepsie Gulch:
This tour is available as a private tour only. 4 person max. Pricing same as private tours plus prorated extended time.
Engineer Pass is one of Colorado's iconic mountain passes. Not for the faint of heart! This is the most challenging trip Alpine offers, a true 4x4 adventure. From Ouray this pass climbs to 12,800 feet above sea level and enjoys 360 degree views for miles. Side trips include historic mining ruins and the infamous Poughkeepsie Gulch. Tour length 5-6 hours. Please call for details.
PRIVATE TOURS: Affordable and flexible. Great for photography.
Let Alpine's talented guides share our fabulous mountain scenery at your own pace, in comfort. Private tours are 4 hours long but can be extended at your request. Smaller groups (usually 4 or less) will be traveling in an open air 2017 Jeep Rubicon. The Rubicon is Jeep's most advanced 4x4 vehicle. Our Rubicon is equipped with a convertible top that we put up in case of wet weather.
Larger private tours (5-10) travel in our famous Dodge Ram tour trucks. Our tour trucks seat 6-10 persons, have comfortable bucket seats with individual seat heaters.
Private tours are great for photographers, families or groups who want to travel and their own pace. Our guides will recommend their favorite spots to visit or we can take your requests. It is up to you! Bring snacks, drinks or your dog (contact Alpine prior to booking regarding dogs. Our private tour jeep can only accommodate one dog up to 60 lbs). See as much as you can or just loiter in a field of wildflowers, it's up to you.
2 persons; $135 each, 3 persons $110 each, 4 persons $100 each, 5 persons $95 each, 6 or more $85 each.
Corkscrew Pass/Brown Mountain/Red Mountain:
$65 adult / $40 children 12 and under
Just a few miles up the road from Ouray lies the historic and colorful Red Mountain Mining district.
Created by ancient volcanic activity, this unique mountain landscape boasts colors unsurpassed
in the Rocky Mountains. This tour centers on Corkscrew Pass and visits various scenic lakes,
historic mining ruins and grand vistas throughout the Red Mountain are a guide favorite.
Tour length is about 4 hours.
GREAT FALL COLORS ON THIS TOUR!