Imogene Pass

MODERATE 9 reviews

Imogene Pass is a 17.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Telluride, Colorado. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

17.5 miles
4734 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

off road driving


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. 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
2 days ago

Amazing Jeep trail with crazy views and crazy narrow roads. Not for the faint of heart!!!! Expect many weather changes along the way, was snowing sleeting at the top in August!!!! Hit rain, sunshine, not sun, and saw lots of wildlife. Took our two teenage boys in a razor and they LOVED it!!!!! We've done this trail twice, second time all the way down to telluride!

off road driving
18 days ago

Amazing trail. You drive up a fairly rough trail for a long ways, and eventually come across this old mining town at 11,000 feet. I truly enjoyed the journey.

off road driving
10 months ago

THE favorite 4x4ing drive in the area for us. Black Bear is amazing but demands attention to detail. This drive is easier with views worthy of movies. It's just enough on the difficulty side for life time memories without feeling you made a mistake like Black Bear can make you feel.

off road driving
10 months ago

Started the trail at 7pm finished at around 12am... took the time to see the sights really love driving the county roads and all there beauty ! Took my wife for her first time... she loved it ! (not recommend new off road drivers to drive this at night)

off road driving
11 months ago

amazing views! so much fun. the old mines were spooky.

scenic driving
Saturday, April 08, 2017

I did this drive back in 2001 in my Suburban. Definitely a little big for this road, but there was a guy up there that day in a huge dodge 4 x 4 super cab truck. It was way bigger than my Suburban and he made it . The road is more suited for smaller 4 x 4 type trucks though. This is an interesting day trip for sure. Lots to see along the road and then stuff to check out when you get to Tomboy. We also only went as far as the pass and went back to Telluride as that's where we were staying. I'd do it again some day and go the whole way to Ouray. You do have to be paying attention when you are meeting another vehicle on the road. Lots of narrow, not so easy places to get 2 vehicles past each other. It can be cool and windy at the pass too, bring layers.

off road driving
Saturday, September 17, 2016

My wife and I drove up to the top of the pass from telluride. Gorgeous views! We turned around and went back down the telluride side again. Not terribly technical but a fair bit of single track along sheer cliffs.

off road driving
10 months ago

Monday, April 10, 2017