- 66 Ratings
Half Day Jeep Tour in the San Juan Mountains
Ride off into the wild with a four by four jeep tour of the rugged San Juan Mountains. Set your sights high on this wild ride that takes you up mountains, through canyons, and across meadows.
What You Will Do
- This tour sets out from Ouray, known as the Switzerland of America, a former mining town full of hidden treasures
- Travel through the scenic Yankee Boy Basin or over the Imogene Pass deep in the heart of the mountains
- See the best of the San Juan Mountains, a tough and imposing range that cuts through the heart of the Old West
- Snap photos of roaring waterfalls, wildflowers, and green hills
- Guided jeep tour
- Poncho and blanket
Bring a camera, rain-jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, water-bottle, and for colder days, extra clothing.
- 66 Ratings
We thoroughly enjoyed going up the mountain and seeing the waterfalls and views at the top!!
Our guide, Jim, was very knowledgeable and educated us on the history of not just the mines, but the town and surrounding area. He made everyone feel safe by stressing the importance of respecting nature and gravity. We would definitely go again.
Excellent outfit. Our tour was lead by Jim. Such a real down to earth, honest and friendly guy. He was so knowledgeable about the area, the history and the mines, which added to the value of the tour. Jim really cared about each of us, on the tour... And allowed us to make it ours. We will be back!
It was so much fun, a little scary but beautiful
Awesome experience with Jim! He was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the area, and asked for our input on what we wanted to see (mines, wildlife, etc). Absolutely worth the money, would do it again and would definitely highly recommend to other visitors!
Our guide Jim was so helpful and informative and helped us experience the tour at a very personal level. We learned a lot from his narrative about mining and had several thrilling adventures on the road though the mining towns and bumpy, ridiculous roads to get there. We were quite chilly on our adventure, but Jim provided blankets to keep us warm. An adventure not soon to forget! Will definitely book through you again. I like the fact that San Juan Jeep Tour is the oldest tour available in Ouray and offers tours not available through other sites.
The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. My wife and I enjoyed the outing very much and will recommend the San Juan jeep tours to our friends and family.
The tour was incredible. Words don't do it justice. Greg was so friendly and accommodating. Next time we're in the area we will definitely be back. Thank you!
Jim was an awesome host and driver! We really enjoyed learning about the area that we were touring. Much better tour than the other companies provide. We will definitely see you again!
Jay made the trip very special. Very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend your company.
Jim took real good care of us!
We really enjoyed this breath taking jeep tour. The guide was very informative and I felt safe at all times.
- Thomas M
Craig did an excellent job driving safely and showing us Yankee Boy Basin. The rain was easily kept from being a big distraction by the planning and availability of a top for the framework and ponchos where needed. Also enjoyed having his dog Bryson along. A very pleasant afternoon!
Enjoyed the great ride and entertaining driver. Beautiful scenery and mining exploration were exceptional.
The Jeep tour was great! It was informative, exciting, and had beautiful scenery. Our driver was great and very friendly!!
went on red mountain awesome views and no people
Best tour group in all of Ouray! We got to get out of the keep and take pictures and hike. Our guide Ken was very fun and loves to give tours. I would totally take the tour again and highly recommend anyone to book this tour!!
We had a great time with Dean exploring Yankee Boy Basin. He was very friendly and knowledgeable - I feel that I learned alot about the history of that section of Ouray. I would definitely recommend this adventure to friends visiting the area.
This was a fun morning made very interesting by our knowledgeable driver! Would recommend it for all ages, kids to adults!
Our guide was fantastic! So kind and full of wonderful information and history about the area!
Greg was a great guide and a wealth of knowledge. I don't believe we would have got that with any other tour companies.
We expected a scenic tour of the amazing Ouray area and we were not disappointed! What we did not expect was the rich details of the local history. The tour was very dynamic to meet the needs of each of the participants. Well done!
The tour was informative. The hotel is amazing. Thanks for making us feel like family. It was awesome you recognized my wife birthday with a shot. Thanks again Allen and Melanie
We saw a lot and enjoyed the trip. Tour guide knew the area well. He was also very considerate and made sure our small children were comfortable.
Our driver was funny, interactive, and informative about the area/sites/ views/ and history.
We were the only persons for the p.m. tour, so "Jim" switched vehicles to a simple and old yellow Jeep. Along with his every effort to assist my photo ops, we were able to go a bit higher than the usual tour truck. A beautiful day, glorious Aspens, white snow....we could not have asked for anything better!
It was my husband and mines first trip and Jim was awesone. He was a lot of fun and full of little facts and history.. I would recommend your company to all for a great adventure. Thank you for making it memorable! John and Amy Corwin
Greg did a fabulous job of making us feel well taken care of. He went above and beyond in all aspects of his job. His knowledge and enthusiasm made for amazing adventure. We will be back.
Our guide Jim was very experienced and shared his knowledge of the area. We saw beautiful mountains, many different wild flowers and learned about the local mining history. We really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend.
We had a great driver, Jim, who showed us beautiful views at incredible heights. Quickly felt confident that he had the experience to keep our party safe on tricky trails.
Given the weather conditions it would have been understandable to hate this trip. Our crew kept things moving and enjoyable throughout our trip
We had Jim all to our self's and he made the trip very enjoyable. Beautiful scenery! Thank you Jim.
It was everything each of our tours with you have been. Jim was very knowledgeable and had a good personality to conduct the tour. Was as beautiful as always. Thank you
It was magical, exhilarating, and unforgettable. I fully trusted our driver, Greg, and knew that he would keep us safe on our trek up Red Mountain. I would take the tour one hundred times over. Worth every penny.
The jeep tour was wonderful! It was so relaxing to enjoy the views instead of worrying about where to drive. Definitely worth the investment for our family!
- Michael A
Jim was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgable about the area and the history as well as great geology information that was just super cool and intriguing. He made our trip a lot of fun and took us to the best spots ever, we felt we got a personalized experience and WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!! We will never forget it and it was great quality family time, the kids thoroughly enjoyed it and it was timed perfectly so we did not have any Hangry kiddos by the end of it. My Family lives in Durango and I was born and raised there and even given that we had some background information on the area, as we come to Ouray every year for my mothers birthday tradition, this was still an entirely new experience that each of us were absolutely amazed with. COULD NOT BE MORE SATISFIED!!!!
Very happy with our experience with San Juan Jeep Tours right from the booking to the actual tour. They were friendly, prompt and our guide was fun and very knowledgeable and I don't think there was a question on any part of the trip that he could not answer. Would love to return for a longer tour.
The tour had the maximum number of people The people already in the back were spread out and didn'the want to make room for us. The guide decided that my husband and I could fit in the cab so he avoided any unpleasantness. It turns out we had a wonderful time talking to him in between stops. Our guide Bruce drive very competently and made us feel safe even on some of the roughest roads. He turned what could have been a tense situation into a great experience
Very knowledgeable tour guide...made the trip fun and enjoyable. Definitely would book with these nice folks again!