Governor Basin 4x4 Road is a 15.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ridgway, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

15.4 miles
3,809 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers


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.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great easy road. Great views.

off road driving
2 months ago

off road driving
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Pretty route, with lots of flowers, but is fairly hard.

off road driving
2 months ago

off road driving
Thursday, August 10, 2017

off road driving
Monday, July 10, 2017