Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado
Summer is here, and it is time to get your jeep on!
Warm weather and fewer showers have helped the road crews all accross the Western Slope to clear more and more four wheel drive trails every day.
We watch jeep tour operators pick up our guests and take them out into the high country for an adventure they are sure to remember for the rest of their lives.
Folks are renting jeeps for a four wheel drive adventure not scheduled around any one else, and coming back excited to try another trail tomorrow.
More trails open daily, and at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, we make it our goal to be as up to date as possible.
Trails are slowly beginning to open for high country adventures in Southwest Colorado:
The deceptively warm weather of March and April gave us all the impression the four wheel drive roads would be opening early this year.
Mother Nature, however, had her own plan. As we welcome afternoon showers with pleasure, knowing the moisture will bring beautiful flowers, we also must acknowledge that when it rains in Ouray, it's probably snowing at the top of Imogene.
Because of this, the passes might open a little more slowly, but that just adds to the pleasure of traveling the high country once summer truly arrives!
A few roads in the lower elevations are open already though, and more to come: Keep checking in with us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs for up to date information regarding jeep trails!
Fall Colors are still Awesome in the San Juan Mountains!
After posting the most recent color update from the San Juan National Forest, it seemed only reasonable to go out and see for ourselves. The weather was cooperating, and the roads calling, so, jumping in the jeep, we began our adventure.
Four Wheel Drive Trails and Scenic Byways beckon as Fall Colors Begin in Southwest Colorado!
The new season is beginning. Everywhere you look, the aspens are beginning to turn from a vibrant green to the yellows and oranges of Fall. With just a tiny bit of snow in the high country a couple of weeks ago, it seems Mother Nature has decided to grant us a long and beautiful season of colors and adventures.
Over 500 Miles of Four Wheel Drive Trails Provide a Glimpse into the History of Southwest Colorado Mining History.
It is hard to believe as we put our jeep into four low and ascend the side of a mountain, high above timberline that once hardy men and women made this journey in the dead of winter an foot and with mule carts heavily laden with gold, silver, and other precious metals.
Adventure Awaits in the High Country all around Ouray!
June almost over, and July is waiting for us in the distance. Soon, all of the passes will be open for the adventurer to explore and experience The days are long and liesurely. Snow melt in the high country creates roaring rivers and seasonal waterfalls at every turn. One needs just to look up to be overwheled by the beauty and majesty of the Uncompahgres.
Take a Journey into History, While Experiencing the Majesty of Southwest Colorado on a Jeep Tour!
Have you ever wondered what all of the fuss is about when people talk about four wheeling in the San Juans? Whether it is your first visit, or your hundredth, regardless of your off road experience, taking a ride with one of the knowledgeable guides in Ouray is well worth it.