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Colorado Jeep & 4WD tours

Our most recommended Colorado Jeep & 4WD tours

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

1. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Enjoy a Jeep ride in Colorado that will literally take your breath away. Marvel at the panoramic mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic sites as you enjoy a thrilling ride. Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

2. Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

The drive up this historic highway is one you won't forget. You'll make several stops above and below the tree line to really soak in all the views that makes the experience so unique. Take in the incredible smell of the fresh air of large forests, the changing pine trees as we ascend the mountain, and the stunning views above tree line. You will walk around the summit while your guide points out interesting facts and information, and then allow you to explore the summit house. And of course, there are world famous Pikes Peak donuts at the summit house! Wildlife spotting is likely but not guaranteed. There are lots of wild flowers in the summer.

From Denver: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

3. From Denver: Rocky Mountains Jeep Tour with Picnic Lunch

Have an unforgettable experience on a trip from Denver and see the many wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park on this Jeep tour. Learn about the park's nature and wildlife from a naturalist guide and enjoy a picnic lunch. Meet your guide and make your way to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend high into the alpine tundra via switchbacks on Old Fall River Road. Search for wildlife like mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and a diversity of bird species like bald eagle, Clark's nutcracker, and Steller's jay. Step out of the Jeep and adventure on foot. Learn about wildflowers and their medicinal value and enjoy a picnic lunch with a view before heading back to Denver. This unique adventure is designed to offer memorable encounters with nature while supporting wildlife conservation efforts across the globe. Wildlife conservation initiatives are given 5% of the proceeds of this activity.

Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

4. Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies on this guided 4x4 tour on the back roads high above Colorado Springs. You will spend almost the entire tour on dirt roads high in the mountains of the Pike National Forest. Admire the views from as high as 11,200 feet above sea level. Join this remote and scenic activity, punctuated by breathtaking views of alpine meadows, wildflowers, beaver ponds, and streams. Peer across stunning landscapes where eagles, deer, cougars, and bears may be sighted.  Relax, take in the clean mountain air, and enjoy the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. You tour will include: bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in The West! This tour only runs on weekdays to give you the best possible experience.

Durango: Backcountry Jeep Tour to the Top of Bolam Pass

5. Durango: Backcountry Jeep Tour to the Top of Bolam Pass

Get your adrenaline pumping as you explore the Durango backcountry on a guided Jeep tour. Climb all the way to the top of Bolam Pass, said to be one of the best and most remote single tracks in Colorado. Stop to take photos and learn about the history of this area. Meet your guide at the Purgatory Resort and hop into a custom Jeep Gladiator tour rig for an unforgettable experience. Traverse the backcountry trails, climbing to just over 11,000 feet. Along your journey, listen to interesting facts about the area and learn about the local wildlife. Sit back and enjoy the views as you head to the top of Bolam Pass. From here, take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks, including Lizard Head, Grizzly Peak, and San Miguel Peak. Enjoy a complimentary snack as you travel and stop along the way to visit historic sites and take photos at the most scenic parts of these remote, backcountry roads. At the end of your tour, you'll return back to the starting point at the Purgatory Resort.

Durango: Waterfalls and Mountains La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour

6. Durango: Waterfalls and Mountains La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour

Embark on a Durango Jeep tour that includes Colorado’s unforgettable scenery, waterfalls, wildflowers, mining history, forgotten gold mines, and wildlife. Sit back and enjoy as your guides take you back in time to places where few have been before. Noted as Colorado’s best-kept secret, the spectacular scenery of Colorado’s western slope is the key to the state’s colorful history and future. Taking off from Durango, hop in a Jeep for an authentic outdoor Colorado experience through the trails of La Plata Canyon. Be camera-ready as the mountains, picturesque meadows, and scenic waterfalls come into view. Learn local and historical information from your guides with sweeping, panoramic views as the backdrop. Snacks and water are also provided along the tour.

Durango: Off-Road Jeep Rental with Maps and Recommendations

7. Durango: Off-Road Jeep Rental with Maps and Recommendations

Feel the thrill of off-road driving as you discover the scenic Colorado outback on an adventure by Jeep. Encounter a landscape of forgotten ghost towns, gold mines, waterfalls, and spectacular scenery on the area’s trails. Head to the meeting point to pick up your jeep and meet your trip consultant. Pick up your map of the local trails and make the most of out of your rental with personalized recommendations. Cruise the rugged terrain of La Plata Canyon or explore the surrounding mountain passes. Hit off-road trails Animas Forks, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, or the Alpine Loop. Discover the area's unique landscape at your own pace. Benefit from rending the newest Jeeps in town, all equipped with automatic transmission and air conditioning. Choose from either a modified 4-door Jeep, or a Jeep Wrangler Willy's, which combines heavy-duty Trail Rated® component upgrades with classic Jeep Brand styling. While a modified Jeep allows for off-road terrain, the Willy's Edition is specially built for adventurous off-road adventures, with shock absorbers that work to increase control over rough terrains.

Durango: La Plata Canyon Scenic Waterfalls Jeep Tour

8. Durango: La Plata Canyon Scenic Waterfalls Jeep Tour

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango, CO at some of the canyon’s most scenic and beautiful waterfalls. This is a mild scenic tour fun for the entire family who does not want to do the full four hour tour. Stop at 3 unique waterfalls for plenty of photo opportunities, as we climb higher into the canyon. The last waterfall stop is on private property accessible only to your tour operator. This stop gets you up close to a stunning 25-30ft waterfall with some old mining structures scattered around the base. The tour will reach around 10,000 feet above sea level and stop to take in the views. This is a great adventure for the entire family. All ages are welcome on this trip however car seats are not provided. NOTE: This tour does not go up to the top of Kennebec Pass and is a mild tour. You will board into an “Open-Air” vehicle (however we reserve the right to take a Jeep Wrangler if needed due to circumstances beyond our control). We will drive on the highway for approximately 20-25 minutes to the mouth of the canyon and from there we will start our tour into the canyon. It can get windy so if you get cold easily please bring a jacket or ask for one, we carry extra jackets and blankets but you may need to ask.

Durango: La Plata Canyon Exclusive Access Jeep Tour

9. Durango: La Plata Canyon Exclusive Access Jeep Tour

Come and experience the La Plata Canyon tour also known as “Kennebec Pass”. This tour will take you up to 12,000 feet at or near the tree line. You'll get to see the amazing geology of how this canyon was carved out by ancient glaciers leaving the beautiful canyon along the way. You'll also have a chance to see wildlife such as deer, bears, marmots, birds, elk, and maybe even the elusive mountain lion. All of which have been spotted on our tours. La Plata Canyon is 20 minutes west of Durango, Colorado, and has a history of old Ghost Towns and plenty of old mines to chat about along the way. An absolute bucket list item! When you book this trip you get access to private areas no other company can access. We can take you to our private 25-foot waterfall that sits on an old mining claim from the early 1900s. Our Jeep trail tours are the best in the area! On our Jeep Tours, you will board our “open-air” vehicle (however, we reserve the right to take a Jeep Wrangler if needed) and head into the “crown jewel” of the San Juan Mountains. Our tours are the perfect way to make the most out of your day with our half-day adventure, leaving the other half of the day for one of our many other adventures like rafting down the mighty Animas River.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

The birding man adventures with Dr. Ryan Dibala was an incredible experience. Yes he has a PhD! Imagine taking an 8 hour jeep tour of the Rocky Mountains with an encyclopedia of the forest. Dr. Ryan has an incredible amount of knowledge of the area, the wildlife and its history. He picked us up from our hotel and we had the best experience on a mountain excursion we ever had. We have been to the mountains many times before but not like this. He is very friendly and caring. He even stopped at Estes Park and the Stanley hotel for a quick tour. He truly wants to teach you on your trip. he goes out of his way to make sure you see the wildlife. We saw, elk, sheep and lots of birds. His wife Angie also prepared a picnic lunch for us that was amazing. Dr. Ryan led us on an easy hike up some trails where we had a lunch overlooking majestic views of the mountains and wildlife. This would definitely be on my bucket list! We are planning on booking a camping trip with him this summer!

This was an amazing experience! I'm new to the mountains and didn't really know where to go. This tour was excellent at showing us the incredible beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Ryan's vast knowledge of the area and wildlife taught us many things. I highly recommend this tour if you're not sure where to go to get your nature fix or if you want to learn more about Colorado wildlife!

We had an awesome time with Prairie Dog as our guide. It was a memorable time we will keep for a lifetime. We we also treated very kind by the whole staff and even received help with our vehicle before heading home. Thanks again . Keith and Wendi Burch of Tx

Very nice trip seeing the sites in Colorado Springs. We saw the Garden of the Gods, some of the best restaurants in town, mountains and one of hotels Very pretty and informative drive

We saw things you couldn’t see any other way! Our guide was great!