At Alpine Scenic Tours in Ouray, Colorado, our motto is "Quality over Quantity." We offer a high end scenic experience in heart of Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Imogene Pass ,Yankee Boy Basin and your COMFORT are our specialty.Put Alpine Scenic Tours into our Ouray travel tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Owner/operator Michael Lane is the primary guide at Alpine. Michael is a Colorado native with deep family roots in the San Juan Mountains. After graduating CSU with degrees in History and Communications, Michael became a professional guide for most his post college carreer working in the whitewater, biking, sailing, scuba and 4x4 tour business. He is also a Telluride Ski Patrol veteran with extensive first responder medical training. All Alpine guides are good natured and excellent drivers. Your trip is in the best of hands.
Alpine's tour truck is a modified Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 beast. A 5" lift and advanced suspension system gives riders a comfortable ride and superior views while still being easy to enter and exit the vehicle. The passenger area offers individual comfortable suspension seats that are spread out for tons of leg room. Alpine's seats are also HEATED. That's right, each seat has a individual heat control because it often is chilly at 13,114 feet . Adjustable three point safety belts keep passengers secure and safe no matter how big a rock we crawl over.
All tours depart from The Mine Shack Deli/ Coffee Shop at 920 N Main St in Ouray. You can also request a pick up at your lodgings. Alpine accepts all major credit cards and cash. We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy for advance reservations.
Yankee Boy Basin/Governer Basin - $60 for adults, $35 for children 4-12
This trip departs Ouray at 9am* and returns around 1:30pm. You'll see all of the classic Yankee Boy sights; Twin Falls, Hanging Rock, Atlas Mill Ruins and the famous wildflowers..but wait, that's not all. All Yankee Boy trips include the lesser know Governor Basin. Yankee Boy itself is just too short and can be done in a few hours. Governor is a challenging journey that takes you high above Yankee Boy for beautiful panoramic views and abundant wild flowers. Shhh, don't tell everyone, it's kind of a secret.
Imogene Pass - $60 for adults, $35 for children 4-12
This trip departs Ouray at 9am* and returns around 1:30pm. This tour is a high altitude scenic rollercoaster topping out at 13,114'. Although Alpine's truck has seat heaters you may want to bring a jacket for this one. From the top of the pass you can take in the panorama including three major river basins and ten 14,000' peaks on a clear day. The road also passes through the famous Camp Bird Gold Mine and its historic ruins. This trip includes several scenic detours for waterfalls and wild flower stashes. Time permitting, a side trip to Yankee Boy Basin is possible. Imogene is a must see.
Triple Trip, Yankee Boy/Governor/Imogene - $80 for adults, $55 for children 4-12
Want to see the best the Ouray area has to offer? Then this is the trip for you. Start the day off leaving Ouray at 9am* to head up to Imogene Pass. Upon the down hill trip this tour takes little known side road over to Yankee Boy Basin and lunch at the spectacular Twin Falls. (Box lunches available upon request, see below) After lunch your journey takes you up again into Governor Basin for wild flowers and panoramas. The road back to Ouray follows a slightly different route so you get a different view back to town. This trip usually gets back about 3:30. If you have the time the Triple Trip is a great way to see it all.
Alpine Scenic Tours Reviews
We did the Corkscrew Pass Tour with James as our driver. He did everything he could to make sure we were comfortable, safe, warm, informed, and Happy during the tour! The vehicle was wonderful, with i... more »
Sam was a great guide with wonderful stories and history facts. The tour is worth it! Very fun and informative. more »
We went on a private tour during our trip with Sam as our driver/tour guide. We had a great 5 star experience and would highly recommend Alpine Jeep Tours to everyone. We will definitely be back for another when returning to the area. Thank you Sam! Tyler and Tamra.
Wonderful tour of the mountains surrounding Ouray. Our guide James was very informative and funny. One note, because of all the snow this past winter Imogene pass is still closed. However James showed us a lot of other wonderful sights.
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