We recently attended the 30th Annual Jeep Jamboree – Ouray, Colorado. Yes, 30 years of Jeeping in the scenic San Juan mountains of SW Colorado! Check out our video slideshow for some of our photos.
As evidenced in the video, the scenery on the trails in the San Juan mountains is incredible. While the trails aren’t necessarily that difficult, they are unforgiving. While you’ll want to gaze as the snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and rust-colored hills, you’ll need to pay close attention to the trail. See the video above as an example of the scenery.
Ouray is located in SW Colorado about two hours south of Grand Junction and just on the other side of the mountain from Telluride. It’s a quaint town with a population of just over 1,000 people. There are several stores, some great places to eat and drink, and it’s simply beautiful. Plus, it’s quiet, clean, and quaint. However, venture up into the mountains, and you’ll experience world-class scenery, great trails, and tons of history. This whole area used to be a mining haven, and there is evidence of this all over. Whether it’s the ghost towns (such as Anamis Forks) or the ruins of mining buildings, such as the tram at Buffalo Boy.
We had a blast meeting great people on this Jamboree, and we rarely pass up the chance to visit Ouray. This is a highly recommended place to visit, whether you’re attending a Jeep Jamboree, another off-road event, or just getting out to explore.