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Breathtaking Scenery

Absolutely wonderful 4WD tour of the Cinnamon Pass road as far as the American Basin, We booked a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
celticlass
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Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Fun Day Trip

It has been years since I have done the loop - it is so well maintained now . Cinnamon Pass was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DenverTraveller25
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Denver, Colorado
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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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“engineer pass” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful 4WD tour of the Cinnamon Pass road as far as the American Basin, We booked a half day tour with The Sportsman at Lake City - the guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and made plenty of stops for photo opportunities. The Suburban we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been years since I have done the loop - it is so well maintained now . Cinnamon Pass was a breeze! Engineer Pass you definitely need 4WD (4L) and a shorter body vehicle to make those tighter turns!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't like steep, very narrow rocky and challenging roads this is not for you. We rented a trail rated jeep in Ouray and did the Alpine Loop from Ouray to Silverton and then back to Ouray on the Highway. We made it a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Amazing in every way. Great challenging trails. Unbelievable views. We did Imagene Pass from Ouray to Telluride and back. Took 3.5 hours one way but we were going hard. Rented a highly modified Rubicon from Colorado West but saw plenty of stock Jeeps out...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Alpine Loop is spectacular. We have driven it on numerous occasions. The most recent time (June 2018) we rented atv‘s and drove the entire loop. The views are indescribable. You simply must witness them firsthand. Dress in layers. There will probably be snow at...More

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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

1  Thank Leland L
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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

1  Thank Jacqueline W
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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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Skillet1Monster
19 January 2018|
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Opens about mid May and closes usually in September
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Matthew C
4 February 2017|
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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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KGl1234
22 September 2016|
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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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