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Alpine Loop

San Juan County, Colorado

Alpine Loop

How to Get There

From Durango: Travel North on Highway 550 to Silverton. At Silverton, turn right onto State Highway 110 towards Eureka. There is a large staging area once you cross the river at Eureka. From Montrose: Travel South on Highway 550 through Ouray to Silverton. At Silverton, turn left onto State Highway 110 towards Eureka. There is a large staging area once you cross the river at Eureka.

Detailed Description

Pin Point is for CO-110 as it heads out of Silverton Adopted Trails Engineer Pass connects Ouray and Lake City Cinammon Pass connects Lake City and Animas Forks/Silverton Black Bear and Imogene Pass connect to Telluride from either Ouray or Silverton Unlicensed OHV's are allowed on the County Roads that comprise the Alpine Loop. However, there are a few distinct regulations in place. 1) Valid State-Issued Driver's License for operators. 2) Liability Insurance 3) The Alpine Loop cannot be completed through Lake City on unlicensed OHVs. The connection requires travel on CO HWY149, so only licensed dirt bikes and full-size vehicles can complete the loop. There is a shuttle service that can be utilized for a fee.

Adopted Trails

FR829   Creeper Jeepers
FR876, FR878, FR886   Western Slope 4 Wheelers

Trail System Information

Location: 37.8807333333, -107.5665
Location is: Staging Area Near Trails
Nearest City: Silverton
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Best for: 4WDMotorcycleATVUTV

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

Maps/GPS files: Map

Visit the Trail Maps page for download/print instructions, information about the Avenza App for PDF files, or a complete list of available maps!

More Info: Tres Rios Field Office (970) 882-7296
  BLM Colorado State Office (303) 239-3600

Return to the OHV Trail Guide Map or Guide Index page.

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Stay The Trail Colorado was Awarded the 2013 Outstanding Trail Sharing Award
American Trails

This award recognizes innovative & successful trail sharing efforts, programs, & systems.

American Trails' 21st National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 21st American Trails International Symposium. The awards celebration was held at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona, April 16, 2013.

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