Regular readers of this site likely know the fascination Colorado wheeling holds for me. Places like Ouray, Telluride and Silverton are Mecca, not just to me, but thousands of Jeep enthusiasts across the fruited plain.
Here, then, is a powerful experience — with equally breathtaking photographs — one Jeeper’s encounter with the Colorado mountains:
In the Durango/Silverton Area of Colorado, one of best rewards is access. Access, to the great wide open or The Backcountry, as they refer to it here. Old mine trails weave and wind through passes, forests, along streams, and to places most humans will never see or touch. The trails are bumpy and sometimes dangle on a cliff side, but there is no better feeling than reaching the top of a pass at over 13,000 feet above sea level. The wind howls through the valleys and reminds you just how high in the sky you really are.
Read more here: Jeep Trails: Hurricane/California/Engineer Pass.