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Beautiful, awesome,exciting and exhilarating.

65 mile round trip from Lake city to Lake city by way of engineer pass (12,800 ft) and cinnamon... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Leland L
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Frisco City, United States
What a Rush!

The Alpine Loop us always a blast. Took our Jeep this year. Beautiful snow stop Cinnamon Pass... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Barbara R
,
Springdale, Arkansas
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Located in Southwest Colorado near Silverton and Ouray, this four-wheel drive road circles some of the most magnificent and dramatic scenery in the American West.
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

65 mile round trip from Lake city to Lake city by way of engineer pass (12,800 ft) and cinnamon pass (12,640 ft) and with a lunch stop in Animas Forks it is an enjoyable day. Wife and I drove our Polaris Ranger and enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The Alpine Loop us always a blast. Took our Jeep this year. Beautiful snow stop Cinnamon Pass. Friends from Austin joined us for an incredible Colorado outing. Stayed in Purgatory Ski Village. Beautiful suite, super friendly staff. Silverton as always great as is the Handlebar!...More

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Rented a Jeep in Lake City and drove the Alpine Loop to Cinnamon Pass, Engineer Pass, then back to Lake City. I can't believe that I actually drove this little narrow mountain dirt road with all the switchbacks and huge rocks and steep cliffs and...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

My wife and I drove up Provo Canyon past the Sundance Resort to take the Alpine Loop drive through the Uintas National Forest. The clouds were a bit low on the mountain, but the drive was still beautiful. The road is narrow with a lot...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Particularly when you take the side road towards Cascade Springs. The road is sealed the whole way and goes up to more than 7000'. Mt Timpanogos (11900') can be viewed from many vantage points as well. The Stewart Falls is worth a 2h return hike....More

1  Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was an amazing trip. We started in Silverton and took Cinamon Pass over to Lake City where we spent the night at the Lake Side Cabins. We left there and drove over Engineer Pass back into Silverton. Both passes were just awesome. Definately doing...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

My husband and I rented a Razor UTV 2 seater from Lake City Auto & Sports to drive the Alpine Loop. The Razor is rated for street driving, so we were able to pick up the UTV in town and drive the entire loop without...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome time doing the loop. Kids are 12 and 8, their only complaint was they were sore from bouncing around in the back of the Jeep. Note to self....Hand holds on the roll bars next time!! Animas Forks was a nice treat to...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Drove this clockwise from lake city and back with my stock 4 wheel drive 4runner. Beautiful scenario....lots of cool scenes and ghost towns. We took it to Silverton. Then took 1 million dollar road to Ouray. Then took Mineral Creek road back to Alpine Loop....More

1  Thank Eric R
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We rented a jeep in Lake City for two days. The first day we took Cinnamon Pass over to Silverton. Wow the views were so beautiful. Old gold mines, creeks, and the mountains. Going up the switch backs was an easy drive, although a little...More

1  Thank Michael L
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Skillet1Monster
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Opens about mid May and closes usually in September
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Yes, it will be tight in spots. You may also find yourself in a situation were you have to back up to let others through in some pretty sketchy areas. Your Suburban is no wider than most Jeep Wranglers with 4x4 tires. My... More
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yes.....drove it 20 Oct....but no snow on the ground...might be rough with no snow. and bonus....no other cars on route this late
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