Alpine Loop 4×4 Route
The Alpine Loop is one of Colorado’s most stunning scenic byways and a signature jeep tour for folks visiting Ouray. This itinerary traverses both Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass. It features a wonderful introduction to ghost towns such as the San Juan Chief, Animas Forks, Mineral Creek and several more. Stop in Lake City for lunch, then head towards the crystal blue waters of Lake San Cristobal. As the trip returns by way of Cinnamon Pass, enjoy a glimpse into the flower filled American Basin at the base of Handies Peak. The Alpine Loop is a limited summer itinerary and covers over 90 miles of 4×4 trails. Plan on a full 10 hour day for this adventure. If the Alpine Loop is on your list of things to do, then Switzerland of America is the outfitter to choose for this memorable mountain experience.