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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All participants must wear helmet and eye protection. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older to drive, 25 years of age with minors passengers must be able to simultaneously grasp the handholds, firmly plant feet on the floor, with back fully against the seat back rest. Specific state regulations may supercede guidelines, please confirm with the local outfitter.
WHAT TO BRING
Above-ankle boots and multiple layers of clothing. It can get cold up in the mountains.
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.
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.
WHERE TO STAY
A unique lodging option in Silverton is the Grand Imperial Hotel, which has been in business since 1882!
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:
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.View our commitment to safety