Imogene Pass is a great Jeep trail between Telluride and Ouray. Lots of history, scenery and, unfortunately, lots of people. Second highest driveable pass in Colorado. . We occasionally do Imogene Pass after doing Black Bear down into Telluride, but it can be done all by itself in either direction. This description will start from the Ouray side Imogene pass is not for the faint of heart. We were lucky enough to take Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours in our tour guide was funny informative and kept his cool the entire time The trip was somewhat adventurous and did have its problems the driver said that he had tried to get up this past four times earlier and due to the rain in the mud it was. But my husband convinced me to head from Ouray to Telluride over Imogene Pass, a 17.5 mile journey via Ouray's jeep trails. The fact that we didn't have a jeep wasn't important to him: we'd rent one, he said. And so I found myself along for the ride, on one of Colorado's most scenic drives. After all, Ouray is the Jeep Capital of.
Imogene Pass. One of my favorite passes to experience in Colorado. The road was initially built in the late 1800s for access to Ouray from the Tomboy Mine. I have always taken the pass from Telluride, and as you drive up you get terrific views of Black Bear Pass, Bridal falls and the Telluride valley Imogene Pass and Ophir Pass on the Jeep e-Bike Imogene Pass is a high mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains located in the southwest part of the US state of Colorado. It crosses a ridge connecting Ouray Colorado with Telluride Colorado and is the highest mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains; and the second highest vehicular mountain. Watch out for the edge, because Driving Line is taking you along on some Imogene Pass Jeep off-roading. Climbing up and over the mountains between Telluride.
Thread Starter. #4. *IMOGENE PASS RESCUE*. A multi-agency technical rope rescue with threats of rockfall was required to rescue a couple who rolled their Jeep approximately 450 feet down steep terrain off Tomboy Road near Royer Gulch on their way to Telluride. More than 35 people including Telluride Fire Protection District EMS and Fire. They Call Her Imogene. Traversing Colorado's Classic High-Mountain Pass A Japanese Exotic Ahead of It's Time: The Volta—Toyota's Abandoned 2004 Supercar Concept Blackout: Starwood Motors' Jeep JLU The 8.1L Vortec V8 Was GM's Last-Ever Big Block Engin All Jeep® Gladiator tours are billed as a 2 person minimum (adults). Tours are $85.00 per person, children 12 and under are $50.00 each. Additional Fees: Imogene Pass, 4 passenger per vehicle max, $95.00 per person; Black Bear Pass, up to 4 passengers $650.00 flat fee (Black Bear, highway return). Questions Don't take this the wrong way, but has Imogene Pass become more difficult? I did it in 2013 in a stock Xterra with 32 A/Ts without much difficulty. It was rated as moderate in my Funtreks book and I did other Moderate trails that I thought were a lot more difficult. I lived in CO from 2009-2013 Colorado is known for its high mountain Jeep trails. Imogene Pass is one of the very best. While it's a rugged trip coming up, be it from the Telluride or Ouray side, there's nothing overly technical. While it's not for the faint of heart, if you're attentive to your driving, work in 4WD low, you can make it up and back down
Imogene Pass from Telluride to Ouray has claimed some of the most well-equipped Jeeps, but that doesn't stop thousands from making the pilgrimage every year. Two sizes 12 x 18 or 24 x 36 and printed on high quality gloss photo paper. Looks great framed or just pinned up! Printed fresh to order and ships in a protected cardboard tube From Imogene Pass to Bridal Veil Falls, you will be amazed at the history that surrounds us. The Ghost town of Tomboy, Alta Lakes, and Ophir pass all offer unique experiences for different skill levels and adventure seekers. The San Juan National Forest has endless trails, and adventures waiting for you. Jeep Lake City Garmin International 2017-07-06T16:08:26Z Imogene Pass 2.5 Imogene Pass is a great Jeep trail between Telluride and Ouray. Lots of history, scenery and, unfortunately, lots of people. Second highest driveable pass in Colorado Emergency crews responded to Imogene Pass near Telluride on Saturday. Officials with the San Miguel Sheriff's Office say the Montrose couple rolled their Jeep about 450 vertical feet off.
Imogene pass (Class 4.5) Imogene Pass is one of the more difficult four-wheel drive roads between Ouray and Telluride to our west. You must follow the Yankee Boy Basin trail description up Camp Bird Road 5 miles. The road turns off to the left over Canyon Creek, climbing along the cliffs and looking down over the famous Camp Bird Mine Imogene Pass The Y-Hikers go up Imogene Pass on the second day of our most excellent Ouray adventure. We started the day at the falls inside the town of Ouray, then off to Imogene Pass. The Jeep Geek was stunned at how beautiful the flowers where on the way up. That is the reason there are so many similar images hereit was so beautiful that. . Tom Boy mine site on Imogene Pass. Ouray Colorado Jeep trails. Thanks goes out to everyone who participated in this technical rope rescue including the Telluride Fire District, search and rescue teams, and a number of bystanders..
Half-Day Tours. We take you on a 3.5-4hr adventure to some of the highest elevation Jeep trails on the continent; Imogene, Ophir, and Black Bear Passes. On our journeys, we pass through three separate climate/elevation zones to well above the treeline. We experience wildflower-filled alpine basins, ghost towns, mining ruins, towering waterfalls. Just burning some time browsing 4x4 stuff and I came across several bucket list articles about 4x4 vehicles doing Imogene Pass in Telluride, CO. Anyone here take a KJ across that trail? Look it up if you've never heard of it. lfhoward and LibertyTC like this. Oct 20, 2020 at 12:23 AM #2 Imogene Pass is a spectacular climb with majestic, 360º views at the 13,114-foot summit. It connects Ouray with Telluride. It connects Ouray with Telluride. The descent down Savage Basin is colorful with brilliant ribbons of mine tailings
Jeep navigating a mountain road in Colorado. Ophir Pass. When you're looking for a trail that isn't as difficult as Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass is always a great option. It's considered a relatively easy trail found in the San Miguel County section of Colorado We ran Imogene trail then Last Dollar Trail back to Ouray. At Imogene Pass we found the weather so nice we stayed for lunch before heading to Telluride. We were surprised at the lack of wind and the warm sun at 13k on Imogene Pass so we hung out for 30-45 mins before moving on San Juan UTV ATV JEEP ROADS. LOCAL TOP HELPFUL FRIENDLY ATV UTV JEEP RENTALS & TOURS: LOOP ADVENTURES loopsxsadv.com 970-844-0215 A GOOD SOURCE OF ROAD CONDITIONS: SILVERTON ROCK PIRATES BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES silvertonrockpirates.com 970-247-3706 A GOOD SOURCE OF ROAD CONDITIONS: your rental added here Name, web, phon Specialties: 4 door and 2 door Jeep Rubicon rentals and guided 4x4 Tours in Ouray, Colorado. Since 1962. Trails include Black Bear Pass, Imogene, Engineer, Yankee Boy Basin, Corkscrew and more! See beautiful wildflowers, alpine meadows, ghost towns, waterfalls, mining camps, fall colors and breathtaking mountain majesty! Experience the rich history, folklore, and magical landscape the area has. Jeep Trails. Telluride Colorado. Black Bear Pass Colorado. Last week: These are the pics coming down into Telluride. A definate butt puckering trail. Average time for me was 10 minutes per 1/10 mile up to the. Atv Riding. Moab Utah. Off Road Adventure
Imogene Pass (el. 3997 m./13,114 ft.) is the 2nd highest pass in Colorado, which connects Ouray with Telluride. The road is accessible by 4x4 vehicles but is highly recommended to take a jeep tour either from Ouray or Silverton because the road is strenuous and dangerous Imogene Pass from Telluride to Ouray has claimed some of the most well-equipped Jeeps, but that doesn't stop thousands from making the pilgrimage every year. Two sizes 12 x 18 or 24 x 36 and printed on high quality gloss photo paper. Looks great framed or just pinned up! Printed fresh to order and ships in a protected cardboard tube Imogene Pass's trailhead offers a gravel area to air down, double-check GPS, phones, and communications devices, and prep high-clearance 4x4s for an adventure not likely to be forgotten. In addition to prepping vehicles, folks will need to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate This was the highlight of our family trip, especially Imogene Pass and Last Dollar road. Great value, service and all around experience. We were in a brand new Jeep Rubicon so that was nice to have super a new vehicle to get to experience the amazing scenery. Will absolutely be a repeat customer with Steve and Colorado 145
The Marmot JK. June 26 at 9:26 PM ·. Great day on Imogene Pass today. #Bestop #BestopTrektop #Sunrider #ImogenePass #OurayCO #Ouray #Colorado #Jeep #Wrangler #JeepWrangler #JK #JKU #Offroad #Offroading #RockHard4x4 #MangoTango #TheMarmotJK #MediumTireClub. Bestop, Rock Hard 4x4, VKS Fabrication, Poison Spyder Customs, sPOD - Access to Hurricane Pass via California Pass on CR 19 is a no go due to dozer addressing a slide east of that pass on 6/14/21. - Skip to California Pass update 6/14/21. 5/20/21- Courtesy of San Juan NF. - Closed. IMOGENE PASS CR K68/ FSR #869/CR 26A Telluride 8,875 ft I PASS 13,114 ft Junct I Pass Rd & CR26A 11,242 ft. Uncompahgre/Ouray: 970. Surefooted hikers can extend the hike by climbing north from the pass to the summit of Hayden Mountain South. With a prearranged car shuttle a longer point-to-point hike descends down the west side of the pass to an old mining road that leads to the Imogene Pass jeep road. The Imogene Pass road is very rugged, requiring a high clearance, 4WD. Ouray - Imogene Pass - Telluride, CO, United States CREATED BY: Jeremy Jacobus Best Time: 3:40:50 DESCRIPTION: This is a 39.9 mi route in Telluride, CO, United States. The route has a total ascent of 11561.29 ft and has a maximum elevation of 13,298.0 ft. This route was created by Jeremy85135177 on 07/18/2017
However Imogene Pass is a fairly hard road compared to Cinnamon and I do not think you will be able to make it in an SUV as I have seen some videos of Jeeps even struggling in some parts around the water crossings. 2. level 1. __PROMETHEUS__ The Jeep Badge of Honor Program is an app-based program that rewards Jeep drivers for conquering some of the best off-road trails in the US.. Anyone can register, check-in at trails, and rank up on the app. However, only registered Jeep owners can receive physical badges, which Jeep calls Hard Badges Imogene Pass (K 68 Road and County Road 26A) is the second highest mountain pass in the San Juans according to Wikipedia and guide books. Connecting Ouray and Telluride, the 13 miles of trail takes about 4 hours to complete, across ledges of death defying heights, and leads to the most amazing of views. The drive is one of the most thrilling in. The Mount Hayden Backcountry Lodge is located at 11,200 ft. in Richmond Basin off of the Imogene Pass jeep trail between Ouray and Telluride, Colorado. Situated in a gorgeous forest the lodge provides comfort and full amenities. There are two private rooms and two partitioned bunk spaces as well. There is cell and internet Last time I did Imogene, they still hadn't recovered a fully built jeep that lost control and caused a fatality, because of this very reason. Ouray is a stunning place to visit. I'm not trying to frighten you, but knowing how to drive off road can be the difference between life and death, and a screw up on any one of the Ouray area trails can.
Imogene Pass was the only trail for the day. We started Imogene Pass on the Ouray side and drove towards Telluride. There were two road signs saying that Imogene Pass was closed near the town of Tomboy. As we started out on Imogene Pass trail, we noticed a lot of forest-fire smoke lingering i A Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled about 1,000 feet down the side of Imogene Pass near Ouray on Saturday, killing a Colorado Springs couple and injuring two children, officials said. None of the occupants of the Jeep was wearing a seat belt, said Sgt. Lawrence Oletski of the Colorado State Patrol It is seven miles to Imogene Pass (at 13,114 feet, it's a 4,350 elevation gain). If you continue east on Tomboy Road, the Town of Ouray is another ten miles down. Start in town at the north end of Oak Street and turn right on the dirt road (Tomboy Road). Continue past waterfalls and through a tunnel to arrive at the mining camp of Tomboy
, Colorado Offered in glossy print, metal and canva This is the trail that got me into Jeeping a few years ago. I did some easier trails this August because friends were with us and I couldn't convince him to do Imogene. The rental guy told me they recently upgraded imogene from intermediate to expert (or one level up from what it had been forever) and that people were annoyed about that Imogene Coca AUTOGRAPH Autographed Signed w Letter of Authenticity + free print star of Bewitched The Brady Bunch Trapper John, M.D. ASaluteToHollywood. 5 out of 5 stars. (671) $29.99 While we were in the area, I was able to get Jeep Badges of Honor for Ophir Pass, Imogene Pass and Engineer Pass. Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment September 2020 JOTM Winner! Posted on September 1, 2020 by Bearkat. Congratulations to George Gadget Rice for winning the September 2020 JOTM Contest
Imogene pass tool longer than expected and we came back to Ouray around 9 pm, and straight to hot springs. It was one epic trip. What amazed me is that most people were running dirtbikes with no lights or plates on Ouray streets and up to Hwy550. My suggestion would be to rent a Jeep for the ride. The duration of the ride depends on many. Imogene Pass is a 17.1-mile trail connecting Telluride and Ouray. This trail is rated as moderate and is doable in any high clearance 4x4. The pass reaches a height of 13,114ft which is the second highest driveable pass in Colorado and the highest in the San Juan Mountain region. Along the way you
We ran Imogene Pass right after finishing Black Bear Pass. The trailhead is a little difficult to find because it's basically the end of a city street. It's at the intersection of Oak and Tomboy Road (the trail is what Tomboy Road turns into at some point). We found the trail and started up su September 4, 1999 - Imogene Pass from Telluride to Ouray. Waiting for Mike in Telluride with our rental jeep (bigger) Strong and lusty, Mike arrives (bigger) Ed and Amy before departure (bigger) First stop on the way up Tomboy road (bigger) Under a waterfall, John Hill leads the way (bigger) Mike's turn for a carwash (bigger Telluride 4x4 Jeep Rentals. Both 2-door and 4-door Jeeps available. Brand new 2020 models. Off-road tires, Rubicon packages, satellite radio and leather. Starting at $225/day. Montrose 4x4 Jeep Rental. Year-round Jeep rentals with no-charge airport shuttle. Off road tires and trail maps in the summer. Snow tires and ski racks in the winter Imogene Pass. Rating: 4-5. This is a road that definitely requires 4-wheel drive and low range. There are a few short climbs or descents that are loose shale and have a few steps. There are areas where you can take a more difficult line which gives it a rating as high as 5. If you avoid the more difficult paths, the rating drops to a 4 Jeep Beach 2021! June 1, 2021 The ModernJeeper Show, Ep. 118 - Jonathan Chapman of American Off Road Customs - Favorite Trails, Favorite Mods & Problems with the 392 May 27, 202
From Imogene Pass to Bridal Veil Falls, you will be amazed at the history that surrounds us. The Ghost town of Tomboy, Alta Lakes, and Ophir pass all offer unique experiences for different skill levels and adventure seekers. The San Juan National Forest has endless trails, and adventures waiting for you. Jeep Telluride Jeep ride to the top of Imogene Pass. Rugged terrain. Learned about the mining history and visited sights of mining towns. Wonderful! Thank you, Herb and Rocky! SLF54. TripAdvisor Must do private jeep tour! We had a private tour in a jeep up to the mines. Our guide was knowledge, fun and was incredibly accommodating Highlights include spectacular mountain views from high elevation passes; the lowest of which is at 12,400 feet. The iconic Imogene Pass at 13,114 feet elevation is one of the highest in the US and is not be missed. Come join us for small town charm, amazing scenery, and a great off-road challenge Our plan for the first day was to drive over Imogene Pass to Telluride, then drive back to Ouray via Ophir Pass. The start of Imogene Pass is on the south edge of town on FR869. GPS coordinates. Imogene Pass. This off road trail reaches over 13,000 feet in elevation, making it the highest pass in the San Juans. With more difficult terrain, steep drop-offs and stream crossings along the way, you'll want some experience under your belt before you take on this drive
Of these trails, some of the most famous include Cinnamon Pass, Engineer Pass, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, Owl Creek Pass, Stony Pass, and Yankee Boy Basin. Each of these has a distinct route, some being out-and-back trails, and others starting in one town and ending in another. After doing a fair bit of research, we decided to drive Engineer. Imogene, Black Bear, Ophir and Last Dollar are some other options, sure to get your blood pumping. Black Bear Pass is the shortest in miles, but takes alot longer than the highway. A short twelve miles of sharp twists and narrow turns, this level five jeep trail is not for the faint of heart A subreddit for Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts. Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Log In Sign Up. User account menu. 160. Had a great time running Imogene Pass in Ouray! Close. 160. Posted by 1 year ago. Archived. Had a great time running Imogene Pass in Ouray! 13 comments. share. save. Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours - Jeep Tours. Imogene Pass. Alpine Scenic 4x4 Tours. Engineer Pass. Governor Basin. Silver Basin. Silver Basin. Silver Basin. Silver Basin
Imogene Pass was closed for a few hours from the Telluride side at Tomboy Road and on the Ouray County side, to allow for the technical rescue and emergency response. It's a jeep trail, and. All four were ejected as the Jeep went down the embankment, according to the accident report. None were wearing seat belts, Oletski said. The accident happened on Forest Service Road 869 on Imogene Pass, about 3 1/2 miles east of Telluride, Oletski said. The pass is 12,000 feet in altitude. Advertisemen - Imogene Pass now OPEN for the season. Freshly plowed and roadway graded for drainage. Imogene Pass Image by Ouray County Road & Bridge 6/12/20 - Imogene Pass (CR K68) is open to Tomboy Townsite (11,524 ft.) from the Telluride side. Crews will continue working next week to reach the summit
According to AllTrails, Imogene Pass is a 17.5-mile point to point trail. It's located in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. While traversing this pretty off-road trail, you'll cross a ridge that connects Ouray, CO with Telluride, CO. It's the highest mountain pass in all of the San Juan Mountains. 2020 Jeep Wrangler | Jeep Over its 47 years of operation, it produced millions of dollars of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc. The Tomboy in the late 1800's. From the Tomboy, the trail began its final ascent to Imogene Pass. Once again on narrow shelf roads, we checked - and waited - for oncoming traffic before proceeding up the switchbacks The app allows you to discover trails, earn hard badges, and engage with other Jeep enthusiasts online as part of the official Jeep community. It should be noted that the Jeep Badge of Honor program is the only official off-road program that is entirely owned, operated, and developed by the Jeep brand and FCA US LLC
In reality, Imogene Pass is an easy trail for Jeeps, but for a loaded down, basically brand new, Tacoma it was challenging. The road is a steep road with some pitches having up to a 30% grade up rock ledges with a 10% outslope. It was a bit nerve-wracking because I don't know the tip-over point is and I Really don't want to find out The road up to Black Bear Pass is tough but the scenery makes it well worth it. At the top of the Pass, the trail turns into #648; this is where it turns into a 1-way-only Trail. Vehicles MUST travel downhill (East to West) towards Telluride. DO NOT attempt to access Black Bear Pass from Trail #648. Take Trail #869 or #853 up to Imogene Pass. Imogene Pass, the summit of a long, convoluted jeep road connecting Ouray and Telluride, is about half a mile from the peak. On a nice summer day, the road can be crowded with jeeps, ATV's, dirtbikes, and SUV's. The road is also a nice hike, though, and it makes the approach to the peak very straightforward. From the pass, it is mostly just a. The Imogene Pass Run (IPR) is a 17.1 mile point-to-point mountain race within the western San Juan mountains of Colorado, run along a route which connects the towns of Ouray (7810 ft.) and Telluride (8750 ft.) by way of 13,114 foot Imogene Pass. The IPR is held on the first Saturday after the Labor Day holiday, at the seasonal transition from.
There are switchbacks, cliffs and sometimes falling rock on Imogene Pass, the second highest pass in the state. Guided jeep tours are available out of Telluride, and if you'd like to leave the roads to the experts, your eyes will have the opportunity to take in the incredible scenery that leads the way up to the town of what was Tomboy Heartstopping dash cam video showed the Jeep sliding down a treacherous mountain pass in Telluride, Colorado with 23-year-old Suzie Rodes and her 10-month-old black lab Decker inside Despite Jeep's heritage, there were plenty of Jeeps that weren't serious off-roaders. The Willys Jeepster, the 1963 to 1965 independent front suspension-equipped Jeep Wagoneer, and the current Patriot and Compass, for example, were never intended to turn a muddy wheel in anger. including Imogene Pass in the San Juan Mountains of. I was a witness that same year to the recovery results of a multiple fatality accident on Imogene Pass. We were delayed in starting over the pass while the sheriffs deputies recovered the bodies and the jeep. When we were allowed to start our journey over Imogene we passed by the Jeep and it was literally only about 24 inches tall
1. Jeep Tool Kit with various sockets/etc for doing on-the-trail repairs, spare tire swap, etc 2. First Aid Kit - you can buy these pre-packaged on Amazon for pretty cheap. Seems silly since you're going to be in your Jeep, but you never know and you definitely don't want to get stuck out there without the ability to take care of an injury 3 Climbing out of Telluride, the Imogene pass Trail winds around some mines and up into the ghost town of Tomboy and the Savage Basin mines. Being Monday of the 4th, this was a great place to set-up a lemonade stand and sell sunscreen and umbrellas on the side Imogene Pass. Imogene Pass (el. 3997 m./13,114 ft.) is the 2nd highest pass in Colorado, which connects Ouray with Telluride. The road is accessible by 4x4 vehicles but is highly recommended to take a jeep tour either from Ouray or Silverton because the road is strenuous and dangerous
The tent is located in Richmond Basin off the Imogene Pass jeep trail between Ouray and Telluride, Colorado. Situated in a gorgeous meadow, the 16x24 tent is pitched on a deck May through October and outfitted with bunks, a table, LED lanterns which can also charge devices, chairs and a wood burning stove A much easier way to reach Peak 13510 ft is to drive the Imogene Pass Jeep Road to the 13114 ft Imogene Pass, hike to the top of Point 13365 ft and then Telluride Peak before reaching Peak 13510 ft. Such an approach will obviously involve much four wheel driving and less hiking. East face of Peak 13510 ft Getting There Directions to Red. Ouray County Road and Bridge crews seasonally open and maintain several off-highway roadways and passes, including Yankee Boy, Red Mountain Town, Owl Creek Pass, Brown Mountain, Corkscrew Pass, Imogene Pass, and Engineer Pass. Crews begin to clear roadways of snow and debris in May; every effort is made to open these roadways by July 4th Aug 31, 2006. Oddometer: 1,074. Location: Hinckley/Wheaton Illinois. I'm a flatlander, but was in that area on my XT 225 a few weeks ago and Imogene was a bitch on the XT. Lots of loose rock to contend with, would be tuff on a bigger bike. The next day in the jeep it was easy Jeep Tour of Imogene Pass and Last Dollar Rd