OVERVIEW

The Alpine Loop is a 63-mile scenic byway that winds its way through the southern Rockies via two mountain passes; Engineer Pass to the north and Cinnamon Pass to the south. Along the way, there are 14,000 ft. mountains, the historic towns of Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton, stunning alpine scenery, ghost towns, high alpine lakes, and streams. Riders can choose between full-day and half-day self-guided or guided tours. Drive right from the Rock Pirates office to begin an adventure that’s known to be one of the most beautiful rides in the U.S.

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ADVENTURE DETAILS
Ride Type: Off Road
Vehicle Types: RZR, Ranger
Duration: Half Day, Full Day
Difficulty Level: All Levels

ADVENTURE OUTFITTER
Operator: SILVERTON ROCK PIRATES
Phone: 970.247.3706

GUEST REQUIREMENTS

Drivers must be 25 years of age or older. Specific Outfitter or state regulations may supersede guidelines, please confirm with the local Outfitter.


LOCATION DETAILS
Loaded with history, amazing views, and plenty of things to do, the town of Silverton, Colorado is a great place to begin an adventure. Silverton is a former mining community from the 1800s that allows you to explore its abandoned buildings dating back to 1873. It's also one of the highest towns in the United States sitting at 9,318 feet above sea level. As an off-road-friendly town, you can drive your UTV through town to reach your destination.
Seasonality: Summer, Fall
Terrain Type: Mountain

WHAT TO BRING

Above-ankle boots and multiple layers of clothing. It can get cold up in the mountains.


GETTING THERE

With affordability in mind, the Denver International Airport (DIA) is the best option for flying. DIA offers a wide variety of flights and airlines to accommodate everyone from just about everywhere.

Denver International Airport

Ready to embark on a short road trip from the airport to Rock Pirates, we recommend getting a car you and your group will feel comfortable in. The drive is incredible with mountain views all around. Rental cars can be reserved right at the airport.

Denver International Airport Rentals


WHERE TO STAY

A unique lodging option in Silverton is the Grand Imperial Hotel, which has been in business since 1882!

Grand Imperial Hotel


GREAT FOOD

Where should you eat? Try these unique grub spots recommended by the locals.

Breakfast – Kendall Mountain Café

Lunch – The Eureka Station

Dinner – Golden Block Brewery


OTHER SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

Looking for more to do? Here are some activities in the area to enjoy on your summer vacation:

Silverton Narrow Railroad

Drive down the Million Dollar Highway


SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY

Polaris Adventures focuses on the safety of every rider, from vehicle overviews & training before every ride to a modern check out process, our outfitters are there to make sure you have a safe, memorable, adventure.

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HAVE A QUESTION?

Get in touch with any of our Outfitters directly to learn more about their adventures, requirements or how to build your perfect getaway. You can find their contact info above.

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Starting at $300 per vehicle