You’ve got options as you continue to Leg 4 of your #roadtripaccrossamerica from Ouray to Telluride. You have the safe way, and the over-a-pass adventure.
The Safe Way
A 1.5 hour drive north of 550, west on 62 and south on 145 will take you about an hour to get to the incomparable Telluride, Colorado 8,750 feet. A short driving day will leave you with plenty of time for all the great things you’ll want to do while in town.
Taking Imogene pass is a shorter distance, more scenic option to arrive in Telluride. This is a late summertime 4-wheel adventure, if you’re up for it. The views will have you marveling at what Colorado has to offer. This is the second highest pass in Colorado, and a 17 mile route to our next stop. However, if your vehicle is not equipped, do not take this route.
How do I know if my vehicle is equipped for this adventure? It's akin to "if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it." A serious 4x4 with high clearance is definitely required.
While in town don’t miss...
...Hiking to Breidal Veil falls. You’ll view this stunning waterfall as you drive into town. Don’t miss hiking up to the waterfall and maybe even taking a very cool dip under the falls. This beautiful easy to moderate hike up a dirt road is a must do adventure while in town.
...Stopping for lunch downtown, chasing your inner craft beer specialist check out Brown Dog Brewing. In the town village, tubing is a great way to cool down as you meander down the low flow river winding through town.
...In the afternoon treat yourself to a gondola ride up to Telluride Mountain Village. Located at 9,545 feet, this very “Colorado” ski village is the perfect place for afternoon and evening adventures. While on the mountain top, check out what biking trails Telluride has to offer.
This is the perfect place for a mountain adventure before we head to the desert on leg 5 of this #colorado #roadtrip where things will really heat up!
Whatever the destination, safety along the way is paramount. Most of these road trips have long stretches between relief and steep climbs and descents that require a vehicle to be in good working order. Haglin Automotive can help you keep your car or light truck in top condition so you can enjoy the best road trips anywhere in the world, right here in our own backyard.