A guided 4×4 scenic tour filled with history, flora, fauna, beautiful views and folklore is a wonderful activity to include in your group itinerary. Switzerland of America, Inc. can provide an exciting adventure into the most amazing mountains of the Colorado Rockies. Often described by Road Scholars, Elderhostel and other professional tour organizations as the highlight of their itineraries, we customize the experience to the interests and needs of your group.
Call or email us about group discounts, flexible pick-up and/or drop-off points, as well as recommendations on restaurants, lodging and other opportunities for large group tours in the Ouray area.
There are many reasons we come together as a family. Weddings. Anniversaries. Reunions, Celebrations of Life, or other special occasions.
Whatever your family’s occasion for spending time together, a mountain adventure is a unique and spectacular way to make this time special. Choose from a 1/2 day or full day adventure in an open-air 4×4 excursion. Bring a camera, bring a guitar. Pack a picnic, tell stories, tell jokes, and remember loved ones.
Switzerland of America Jeep Adventures can be your resource and guide to building a memorable family activity. Please feel free to email or call us for ideas on creating a special family event.
Photography excursions out of Ouray, Colorado provide the opportunity to capture the incredible San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. From the highly professional to talented amateurs, to Instagram enthusiasts…everyone taking a photo can capture the perfect image. Summer brings shimmering waterfalls and colorful wildflowers. In the fall, mountainsides glow with a variety of brilliant orange, gold, crimson, laced with late summer green. In every season, keep your camera ready for an opportunity to capture wildlife… including deer, elk, the comical “Whistle Pig”, big horn sheep, moose, black bear and occasionally… the elusive mountain goat. Zoom in for a special shot of distant tram towers, miner’s cabins, or other relics from the turn-of-the-century mining era still dotting the mountainsides. Equally photo worthy, are the thriving vintage mining towns of Ouray, Silverton, and Lake City featuring vintage ‘Queen-Anne’ Victorian Era architecture prominent during the late 1880’s.
We are proud to have guided many photography workshops up into the San Juan Mountains and look forward to making your photo excursion unique and meaningful. Switzerland of America, Inc. can create an unforgettable SW Colorado Rocky Mountain photography excursion just for you!
Our featured Photo Workshops for 2019 are organized by industry professionals and are open to our guests with advance registration.
If you are looking for a small custom photo adventure, please consider one of our Private Jeep Safaris. Click here for more information.
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Arizona Highways ‘Colors of the Colorado Rockies’
Capture a kaleidoscope of color as we venture to Colorado’s high-country with resident expert photographer, Jim Steinberg. You’ll photograph incomparable beauty as we are driven up high-altitude peaks to photograph meadows of wildflowers, pristine glacial lakes, spectacular mountain vistas and lush alpine forests on this San Juan Mountains photography workshop based out of Ouray, Colorado
Space is limited. Click here for more information.
Is it time to celebrate success? Or, maybe you just need to refocus and regroup.
Imagine an open-air, 4 wheel drive adventure at elevations of over 12,000 feet as a productive team building activity creating a sense of camaraderie, cooperation and investment towards company goals. Did we mention that it’s also just a FUN and UNIQUE way of rewarding your team for a job well done?
Call or email us for ideas on how to make a 4×4 mountain adventure a rewarding Employee Retreat.
Private Jeep Safaris
Create a private adventure with your very own guide and tour Jeep. Enjoy the guide’s personal attention and narrative while visiting areas not included in normally scheduled itineraries. This is a wonderful opportunity for photographers, wild-life seekers, couples celebrating special occasions, or for those folks looking for an extra special vacation experience. Spice it up by choosing a sunset tour with dinner to go. We have all sorts of ideas!
Private tours must be reserved in advance so we can schedule an appropriate guide and vehicle for you based on your itinerary. Click here for more details.
Educational tours and trips for all ages and interests
Description: From class trips to senior trips, we have Educational Tours to fit every age and interest. Geology, topography, flora and fauna, mining, ranching, Victorian history… let us know your interests and we’ll help you plan a special, educational journey.
Visit the Mountaintop Mine Boarding House and learn about Governor Basin, the first area to house a mill inside a mountain at over 11,000 feet. Visit the old townsite of Mt. Sneffles, which boasted the nation’s highest US Post Office. Discover how huge, heavy mining equipment and boarding house stuff like cast iron cookstoves and grand pianos were hauled up over 11,000 feet. Find out why marmots are called “Whistle pigs” and certain alpine flowers are known as “Miner’s Socks.” Find out why the railroad never made it from Silverton to Ouray, and see remants of the old Corkscrew turntable where they had to turn around to go back down the mountain.
There is so much to learn about the San Juan Mountains, and our knowledgeable guides are here to share lots of interesting facts and stories with you.