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Colorado Jeep ATV Rentals in Gunnison


JEEPING

Jeeping in Gunnison, CO4-Wheel your way into paradise!  Enjoy alpine meadows, wildflowers on steroids, gentle waterfalls and wildlife viewing as you explore the scenic beauty that is Gunnison.

Hartman Rocks
Kebler Pass (easy, often considered one of the best for fall colors - largest living organism in the world! Aspens galore!)
Ohio Pass (easy, incrediable view of the Castles, empties out onto Kebler Pass.  Great circle tour from Gunnison to Crested Butte and back)
Cottonwood Pass (easy - moderate.  Gravel from Taylor Canyon Road till summit, then pavement to Buena Vista)
Cumberland Pass (easy - moderate.  Gravel road connecting Tincup to Pitkin.  The Bon Ton Mine on the south and the Blistered Horn & Jimmie Mack Mines on the northside of pass)
Schofield Pass (Advanced.  Even the USFS warns 4 - wheelers about this pass!  An all day adventure at very low speeds drops you down into the Aspen side of the mountain)

 

 

Guided Tours and/or Rentals:
Gunnison Outdoors: www.gunnisonoutdoors.net ~ 970-641-3877
Alpine Express: www.alpineexpressshuttle.com   ~ 1-800-822-4844
Three Rivers Outfitting: www.3riversresort.com  ~ 970-641-1303
All Terrrain Adventures, Inc: www.allterrainadventures.com  ~ 713-208-7214
For Jeep rentals, contact Dollar Rent-a-Car at  970-642-0199. Please remember to ALWAYS stay on the designated trails for the type of vehicle you are driving and always use caution on multi-use trails!
Monson Creek Jeep Rentals - www.monsoncreekranch.com 970-641-0818

ATVs

Atv and Jeep RentalsThe Gunnison Valley offers some of Colorado’s best off -road trails for Jeeps, ATVs and Dirtbikes. For many, these vehicles are the only way to access the great backcountry of the Rocky Mountains. Accessing the incredible places that surround us would be otherwise impossible unless you have the time and ability to take long horseback rides or multi-day backpacking trips. For those who are adjusting to the altitude or are physically disabled, off-roading can be a great way to access the high country. Off-road vehicles are equally useful to those traveling with young children or older adults. And for the physically active, off-road vehicles allow for quicker access to remote trailheads for hiking, backpacking, fishing and mountain biking. If you bring your own atv or dirtbike, remember to get an OHV permit at the local US Forest Service office: 970-641-0471.

For ATV rentals, contact Colorado Adventure Rentals
at 1-877-641-3525 or www.coloradoadventurerentals.com.

Suggested off-road trails in the area:

  • Hartman Rocks
  • Lake City – Alpine Loop to Engineer Pass, Animas Forks, Silverton, Cinnamon Pass, American Basin
  • Pitkin – To Alpine Tunnel, St. Elmo, Cumberland Pass, and Taylor Park
  • Taylor Park Area – Tin Cup, Union Park, Italian Mountain, Flag Mountain, Taylor Pass (too many places to list!)
  • Crested Butte Area
    • Cement Creek to Flag Mountain and Taylor Park
    • Brush Creek Rd to Pearl Pass and Aspen
    • Paradise Divide and Daisy Pass
    • Gothic to Crystal Mill and Marble

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The Waterwheel Inn
P.O. Box 882 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
37478 W. Hwy 50 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
Toll-Free 1-800-642-1650 ~ Local (970) 641-1650

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