Alpine Loop Back Country Byway is a 73.6 mile loop trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible from July until October.
off road driving
Sketchy in some spots but a lot of fun! 4x4 a must!
Stunning views. It was a bit more difficult that I had bargained for but manageable. Long stretches of shelf road and some rock obstacles when I drove it. Much more difficult thank Yankee Boy Basin or Alta Lakes. You can avoid the harder stretches by avoiding the section that goes to Ouray. Advise airing down.
Beautiful Alpine basins.
Jeeped it. Make sure you are in a proper 4WD vehicle like a Jeep or ATV.
Scenic trip from Sliverton/Ouray to Lake City. We started in Silverton, to Animas Forks, then over Engineer Pass, down to Lake City. Returned via Cinnamon Pass to Animas Forks, and then back to Silverton. Lots of high mountain scenery, and mining ruins.