Imogene Pass

MODERATE 7 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
4927 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
9 days ago

off road driving
11 days 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
21 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

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

4 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.