Trail Rides and Jeep Rentals

Explore the Mountains by Jeep

Jump in a Jeep and head to the upper ranch for some remote lake fishing, or tour the Alpine Loop to Engineer Pass and beyond for plenty of four-wheelin' fun! Vickers Ranch is located just a couple miles from both the Engineer and Cinamon Pass entries to the Alpine Loop which can take you to Silverton or Ouray via steep and rocky Jeep trails suitable for travel by any novice off-roader.

Opened in 1877 as the Silverton - Lake City Toll Road the jeep trail to Engineer pass takes you to top of the world views at 12,800 feet. Enjoy views of Uncompahgre, Wildhorse Peak, Mount Sneffels and more on your way to Silverton or Ouray.

While some lower parts of the Alpine Loop are accessible by two wheel drive vehicles, the most spectacular reaches require a high clearance four wheel drive vehicle. Consider packing a lunch and visiting the ghost town of Animas Forks for a good dose of mountain mining history. Or stop for a bite in Silverton after traversing Cinamon Pass, then come back over Engineer.

A whole lotta fun can be had in one day, but ask us about weekly rental rates and save! You'll find plenty of mountain roads to explore just cruising around the ranch. Vickers Ranch maintains a fleet of 2-door and 4-door four wheel drive Jeeps so the whole family can enjoy the ride! Call (970) 944-2249 or email us to reserve your Jeep today.

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  • Jeep to Engineer Pass on Alpine Loop
  • Jeep to Engineer Pass on Alpine Loop
  • Jeep Alpine Loop to Animas Forks on Cinamon Pass
  • Jeep 1,500 Acres of Vickers Upper Ranch

Join us for a trail ride!

Breathe in the crisp mountain air and enjoy the morning sun as it streams through the aspen trees while your tame horse wanders up the hill and over the stream to open pastures at the Upper Ranch. Our seasoned wranglers will teach you what you need to know if you've never been on a horse.

Let our wranglers lead you on a breathtaking trail ride across mountain meadows and through Aspen forests to Alpine meadows with wide open views of the San Juan Mountain peaks. Enjoy guided horseback rides around the ranch or ask about personalized trips throughout the Lake City region.

Two-hour rides are available most mornings throughout the Summer season, and some afternoons depending upon demand. At least three riders are required per ride. Children are welcome but must be at least six years old to ride. For the safety of our guests and horses, no doubling up is allowed and all riders must weigh less than the maximum weight limit of 230 lbs.

Proper riding attire and shoes are required, but you don't need to know anything about horses — only that they're hear for you to have a good time! Call (970) 944-2249 or email us to make reservations for the whole family today.

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  • Vickers Ranch Horse Trail Rides
  • Vickers Ranch Horse Trail Rides
  • Vickers Ranch Horse Trail Rides
  • Vickers Ranch Horse Trail Rides