off road driving
See historic mine structures and incredible wildflowers. Gorgeous high-elevation scenery, incredible wildflowers and standing mine buildings. Trail accesses historic mines including the massive Virginius Mine and the Mountain Top Mine. Mines are on private land, so you may not be able to drive all the way to them. View from a distance and stay out of buildings. Popular trail for Jeep tours. High Point 12,020 ft., Best time to go: Mid July-Sept. Located in Uncompahgre National Forest. For current conditions call Ouray Ranger District (970) 240-5300. Rocky, narrow and tippy in spots, but the main trail is suitable for high-clearance, aggressive stock SUVs. Side trails are more difficult. Experienced drivers only.