Imogene Pass

MODERATE 34 reviews

Imogene Pass is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ouray, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4734 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

Incredibly high with lots of history and amazing views. Imogene Pass is the second highest drivable pass in Colorado. The drive is one of the most thrilling in the state. At Savage Basin, you'll pass through Tomboy Townsite, once one of most active mining towns in Colorado. A great deal of mining debris is still scattered about. Most is on private property and is dangerous to explore. The pass is blocked by snow until it is plowed, usually in early July. Unlicensed vehicles are not permitted on lower half of south side and must start trail from Camp Bird Road, where plenty of parking is available. High Point 13,114 ft., Best time to go: Mid July-Sept. Located in Uncompahgre National Forest. For current conditions call Norwood or Ouray Ranger District (970) 327-4261. Rating: Moderate. Do not take this trip lightly. The road is rocky, steep and narrow in places and passing can be dangerous. Stock SUVs should have low-range gearing, 4-wheel drive, high clearance and skid plates. Experienced drivers only.

off road driving
17 days ago

Great pass

off road driving
3 months ago

WOW!

off road driving
4 months ago

Got to the top of Imogene and it started sleeting and 10' of visibility. A little sketchy at times, but great fun. We parked at the top and within 10 minutes it cleared up and we saw spectacular views of Telluride.

off road driving
4 months ago

Amazing views. Very easy

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing views from the highest pass in Telluride!! We departed July 5th from Telluride and went up and over Imogene Pass to Ouray. There were at least two sections of the trail we had to veer off to avoid the very slick-icy trail. The trail had not been completely cleared but with a couple slight detours we were able to navigate off and back onto the main trail.
Once we reached the peak, the trail down to Ouray was free from ice. We had two creek crossings on the way down. We removed our shoes for both icy-cold water crossings.
LOVED the view from Imogene Pass.
(17 miles)

off road driving
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Awesome!! A little muddy and slick rocks, but amazing day on Imogene Pass!

off road driving
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Awesome!!!

off road driving
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Love this route. Have been on this many times and it never gets old. Lots of snow still up at the top above Tomboy camp. Great drive.

off road driving
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Drove this just the other day and I have driven it before the opposite direction and I prefer going the Ouray to Telluride direction. This is a little bit of a technical trail but a stock 4x4 vehicle can do it is they have good ground clearance and are careful as to what line they take. I did it in my modified FJ Cruiser no problem but 4x4 is pretty much a requirement for this one, and having low gearing wouldn't hurt either.

off road driving
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cool trail for the ATV. Fairly technical in some areas. I would not recommend stock 4x4vehicles despite what others may say,

off road driving
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Made it up this trail with a stock 2010 4x4 powerstroke crew cab easily. Nice scenery loved the Colorado beauty.

off road driving
Friday, July 01, 2011

great ride, lots of fun, make sure your parking break is working or you have progressive down hill control

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

14.5 miles Telluride to Imogene and back. Spectacular views and a great climb.

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