4 x 4 Tour Information

For reservations call: 970.728.9749 Dave@TellurideTours.com

We use the Swiss Army Pinzgauer. These trucks are built in Austria and are exceptional mountain vehicles. With 14” of ground clearance, low gearing, narrow width ( important when needing to pass wider vehicles on such narrow roads), and exceptionally tight turning radius.
Two are 4 wheel drive and have been customized to hold a maximum of 11 plus a driver. Seating is tight and passengers need be friendly. There are 5 forward facing seats.
Our 3rd truck is a 6 wheel drive with room for 13 plus driver. With 2 forward facing bench seats plus the 1 “shotgun”seat up front you get 9 forward facing seats. Don’t be fooled, the turning radius is way better than most “conventional rigs”

Dave’s trail Ratings:  1 easy — 5 extreme

Ophir Pass peaks at 12,789’and is usually open by the 1st of June. High shale/shelf rd 2+
Ophir Pass to Silverton and on to Animas Forks. Animas Forks is a well restored ghost town. 2+
Alta ghost town (11,100) and Gold King Basin (11,800) open in early June. Has little 4×4. 2
Last Dollar Road is a ranch country drive with beautiful aspen groves and spruce forest. 2
Bridal Veil Falls has a high shelf rd. 2+
Imogene Pass,13,114’, 2nd highest pass in the USA, usually opens mid June. Good bit of height on shelf rd, moderate 4×4. Top of the world views. Tomboy ghost town on Telluride side 3 ,Ouray side 3+
Black Bear Pass is one of the most difficult roads in Colorado. Extremely steep, rugged, one-way and no turnaround. Adventurous only need apply. If a rating system of 1 easy – 5 extreme, Black Bear is a 5
Poughkeepsie Gulch, a Ridgway tour would be a 5+. Please read 5 PLUS 5+
Black Bear is the last road to be plowed but usually open by July 4, Poughkeepsie should be open by Aug.
Both Black Bear and Poughkeepsie ad $25 to the tour for difficulty and vehicle wear.
Telluride tours of Alta Lakes, Gold King Basin and Last Dollar offer exceptionally beautiful views.

Ridgway tours of Owl Creek Pass, Moonshine Park, and Box Factory Park should open in early June and also have exceptional views. 2
Other high passes such as Governors Basin, Imogene, Corkscrew, Engineer to Animas Forks will open early to mid June. 3

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Email: Dave@TellurideTours.com

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