April 20, 2014
Alpine Loop Scenic Tour
Full Day (9-10 hours) | $125 Adult | $65 Children 5-12 | 4-person minimum
Highpoint elevation 12,800 ft.
Alpine Loop. Connecting Ouray, Silverton, and Lake City, Colorado, this rugged, four-wheel drive route travels over steep mountain passes, some topping 12,000 feet. A seasonal Scenic Byway, the route follows mining and stage trails laid out more than a century ago, and winds through many ghost towns, past mining relics, cascading waterfalls, fields of alpine wildflowers, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! Tour Engineer, Hurricane and Cinnamon Passes, California and Corkscrew Gulches, historic mines and ghost towns of Ironton, Animas Forks, Capitol City.
Box lunch available.
Ride with the Best – Colorado West
Alpine Loop Video. This is a great video, it shows Jeeps leaving Ouray, taking the Alpine Loop to the top of Engineer Pass – then returning to Ouray. It does not show Lake City or Silverton, but does give a good feel of the ride to the top of the summit.