Summertime in Ouray, Colorado, is a fantastic time to get into the high Rocky Mountains. One of the best ways to enjoy the flora and the fauna when in Southwest Colorado is to take a jeep tour. There are three jeep tour companies in Ouray that can take you into the backcountry, across many historic roads and past many ghost towns. Three reasons to take a jeep tour are:
- The guides are professional drivers. They drive these roads all summer long and are able to manage all the turns and bumps with the precision of a surgeon. They memorize the contours of the road and make the ride as gentle as possible. You don't need to concern yourself with the route or the read a map. They know where they want to take you and you are in safe hands.
- The drivers of the commercial jeep tours know the flora and fauna of the area. They know the names of the animals and are really good at spotting the various creatures that live in the alpine zone. They also know the names of the wild flowers and know great places to stop and take photographs too.
- The drivers are very knowlegable of the history and geography of the area. They enhance your journey with stories and anecdotes of the mining days in the late 1800s. They are able to bring some of the mining structures to life by explaining the purpose of the building or elaborating on the ruins. Of course, there are other ways to learn about the San Juan Mountain mining history too.
A ride with a commercial jeep tour is a must and your stay will be enriched. We will gladly book a tour for your stay in Ouray, Colorado with one of the commercial jeep tour companies. We offer a jeep tour package during the summertime.
All companies will pick you up at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs and drop you off there too. Tours are typically a 1/2 day but you can also go out for an extended tour. Reservations can typically made the day before you want to go on the tour without any problems if you do not have a large group. If you are very particular which tour you take, advance notice is the best option. When you book with us, we can also get your tour set up for you at that time too.
The rides can be rough so a soak in our natural hot springs will be a welcome end to a glorious day!