Atop Red Mountain Pass, high in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, about 13 miles south of Ouray, the San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour company began offering snowcat tours this year. Their snowcat sits at the pass, waiting for people who want to have some winter fun. You must have reservations in advance but for those who plan ahead, incredible scenery and snow await your arrival. Great snow for snowshoeing or skiing is available for those with the proper equipment and skills.
The snowcat adventures take place primarily on private land and utilize an old road that, in the summer, serves as access to the top of Red Mountain III. It opens up into a beautiful basin covered in snow. The snowcat transports you and your party to pristine wilderness so be sure to bring your lunch and plenty of sunscreen. You may call the company directly at (970) 325-0089 to make your reservations.
San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours also use this property in the summertime to show visitors the grandeur of the mountains with visits to Red Mountain III.