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Ouray, Colorado’s hometown tradition for exciting Jeep Adventures.

Are you feeling a little adventurous and want to drive yourself? Switzerland of America has your answer with a selection of top-notch Jeep rentals for those folks with a little 4×4 experience and who are ready to take on the trails. We have 4-Door Rubicon Hard Tops and 4-Door Willy Soft Tops Jeep Wrangler to leisurely explore mountain passes such as Yankee Boy Basin, Engineer Pass, Imogene Pass, Corkscrew, California, Hurricane Pass, the Alpine Loop and many more. Adorned with ghost towns, wildlife and other hidden treasures, Ouray Colorado has been coined ‘The Jeep Capital of the World’, and offers some of the most incredible outdoor Jeep adventures in the country. Over 500 miles of rugged and breath-taking mountain trails connect Ouray, Silverton, Telluride, and Lake City. Our Jeep rentals include recommendations and assistance planning trail routes based on your 4 wheeling experience. We also offer a selection of trail maps and area guidebooks to enhance your adventure.  We want to make sure you are confident with your Jeep rental while enjoying the San Juan Mountain scenery around Ouray, Colorado.

Just Explore Every Path

Our 2024 Jeep Wranglers are built to take on the San Juan Mountains comfortably and confidently. This means they are equipped with features like 285/70/R17 Off-Road tires, lower 4×4 gears, a little extra clearance, AC, Hill Descent Control, and in the Rubicon model, electronic front and rear lockers with sway bar disconnect.  Did we mention XM radio? You can sing to Johnny Cash at 13,000 feet!

Reserving a Jeep rental in Ouray Colorado is exciting thanks to the experience and commitment of Switzerland of America, Inc. Jeeping in the San Juan Mountains is our passion, and we look forward to providing you with a fantastic and memorable adventure in the newly designed Jeep Wranglers.

Take a look at your options below:

Jeep Rental Options

$285 per Day

Jeep Wrangler Sport Convertible 4 Door

2024 Jeep Willys Wrangler convertible soft-top with AUTOMATIC transmission. AC, Heat, XM radio, 285/70/R17 (33″) tires with Hill Descent Control, Command-Trac 4×4 system with the anti-spin rear axle for superior 4 wheel drive control. Seats 5 with more cargo space. 4×4 driving experience recommended. 

$295 per day

Jeep wrangler rubicon hardtop 4 door

2024 Jeep Rubicon hardtop with AUTOMATIC transmission. This is the upgraded version of the Wrangler Sport with 4:10 gears, electronic sway-bar disconnect AND push-button front/rear lockers. All the fixins’ including  12.3″ LED screen featuring Climate Control AC/Heat, XM radio, and an off-road functionality display.



Booking Requirements: A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking using a major credit card to hold your reservation.  A non refundable $25 booking fee is included in your reservation.  Cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to your rental for a full refund minus the $25 booking fee. 

Age: Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and provide a valid driver’s license. Up to 2 drivers per Jeep. Each driver must be present to sign rental agreement.

Insurance Requirements: Proof of comprehensive, collision and liability insurance with the minimum limits of 25/50/25 is required. Most insurance cards do NOT show proof of comprehensive, therefore, you may need to provide a copy of your declaration page or check with your insurance agent.

  • Optional tire and windshield damage insurance is available as most insurances do not cover these items.

Liability: You are responsible for all liability, damage and/or loss to the Jeep that occurs during your rental period. This includes, but is not limited to, damage caused by impact from rockfall, hail, and mud slides. You are also responsible for collision with other vehicles, snow banks, overhanging trees, brush, large rocks, theft of the vehicle, loss of use, diminished value of the vehicle caused by this damage. If you have questions, please ask prior to departure. 

Jeep Washing and Fueling: Due to the dust and mud normally collected out on the trails, you are required to thoroughly spray the exterior and undercarriage off prior to returning it. A sprayoff carwash is available in Ouray. Additionally, please remove trash and personal items from Jeep upon return. Fuel tank mst be full.

Pets: A Pet fee of $25 will be applied to the reservation. Up to 2 small, or one medium sized dog will be allowed. 4 door units are recommended for pets. Jeep seats and interior must be fully protected with covers, blankets, etc. You may be charged for an extra cleaning if fur and mud are present inside the Jeep. Please notify us at the time of reservation that you are traveling with your pet(s). 

Cell Reception: There is very little reception on the trails. Handheld radios are encouraged when traveling with others. Don’t hesitate to ask others on the trail for assistance as we have found that most folks are happy to help!

Stay ON the Trails: Tread lightly, leaving no trace behind. This means staying on the trails, and packing out your trash. Most wildflowers are protected, so don’t trample on or pick them.

Mileage: There is no mileage limit, however, we encourage our customers to take their time enjoying each trail for its unique history and characteristics, which means our staff is available to help you plan a safe and relaxing route. Jeeps must stay within the San Juan Mountains (Ouray, Silverton, Telluride, Lake City) areas unless prior arrangements have been made.

Rental Duration: The rental period is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, you may pick up your Jeep rental the evening before between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM so you can enjoy an early start and a leisurely day of sight-seeing. Multiple day rentals do not need to be returned until 5:00 pm on the last day of the rental.  Airport pick-up is available through Western Slope Rides.

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Note: Black Bear Pass and Poughkeepsie are prohibited in a Jeep rental, however, we do offer a guided safari over Black Bear with experienced trail guides.  Any vehicle caught on these passes or we are notified our Jeep was taken over one of these passes you will be subject to a minimum of $1000 penalty.

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Renting a Jeep from Switzerland of America, Inc is a fun way to make your Southwest Colorado vacation complete. For those folks who do not have 4×4 experience or are looking for other options, consider one of our scenic tours which include informative dialogue and a guided opportunity to enjoy the legendary passes in the San Juan Mountains.

“We have been coming back for years and taking guided tours. But, after getting to know the area and asking a lot of questions, going with a jeep rental this year was a great choice for our latest trip to Ouray. Thanks for all the advice!”

-M. Cook, Daytona Beach, Fl.