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Switzerland of America Tours

Address: 226 7th Ave, P.O. Box 780, Ouray, CO 81427-0780
Phone Number: +1 970-325-4484
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Ranked #3 of 18 Activities in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Providing high quality 4x4 Jeep adventures in the San Juan Mountains since 1962. Enjoy the diverse history, mountain summits and colorful meadows by guided 4x4 tour, or Jeep Wrangler. Please visit us at the blue, red and white building at 226 7th Avenue in Ouray, Colorado.

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Arlington, Texas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We reserved a half-day tour in late September when the fall color was supposed to be at it's peak. Our reservation was for a fall color tour that they do only during the time when the Aspens are in full color. The day before our tour, the company called to ask if we could adjust our starting time to an... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was by far the highlight of our trip!! We had an amazing time on the jeep tour and our tour guide was so informative! It was wonderful getting up into the canyons and seeing everything up close. Breathtaking. We asked around to about 5 different locals and they all suggested this company. One guy at the visitor center even... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My nephew gave my friend and I a jeep tour to the top of Mt. Imogene when we visited in 2013. Along with several others our trip was full of laughter, great history from our driver/guide and a fantastic time. The beauty of the Colorado Mountains is incredible and inspiring. I wish I could remember our guide's name as he... More

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Bulverde, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As an alternative to striking out for the mountains in a rental vehicle we elected to go for a guided tour. Turned out to be a good decision, better to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery than driving and worrying about keeping the vehicle tires on the bottom side next to the ground. Several parts of the tour were... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was awesome...driver was excellent and stories he shared very interesting. Showed great skill in driving these amazing back roads. (Nothing like this in New jersey!) Amazing views, and great picture opportunities. Remember to dress warm! Driver was great, even loaned me a jacket when in the high country. Would go again.

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Wharton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took a guided tour over Ophir Pass to Telluride, had lunch and then Imogene back to Ouray. What a great experience. There are times that your heart will beat a little fast, especially climbing out of Telluride. But, it is the ride of a lifetime. DO IT! One other thing, our guide (Joel) was the greatest we could have... More

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Mt. Vernon, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very professional. The ride was thrilling to the top of Red Mountain but we felt very safe with the driver we had. Enjoyed box lunches along the ride. This was the second time we have used this company and enjoyed the ride just as much. Driver was very informative and took time to talk to all of us.

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Peoria, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were so lucky to have a crip, cool, clear morning to take our trip to Imogene Pass. But it sure does get cold at those higher elevations. What a magnigicant way to view so many differnt perspectives of the Western Slope.

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Detroit, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the absolute highlight of our trip to Colorado. We took the Corkscrew Pass tour and it is aptly named. Our driver was both courteous and extremely knowledgeable in addition to being an excellent driver. The scenery is spectacular and the trip exhilarating. It was worth every penny we spent. Be sure you heed the cautions about bringing along... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As a kid in Delta high school, I went through the 4 wheel back country between Ouray, Lake City, and Silverton at least 8 or 9 times and loved the experience. Now 30+ years later I wanted my family to enjoy it as well. After reviewing all of the applicable internet comments, and looking at the various Jeep Tour websites,... More

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jeepsrus, Owner at Switzerland of America Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry that our perspective and yours are very different, as our staff worked diligently to accommodate your very specific requests. We would never promise to deliver a hard-topped vehicle as we simply do NOT have fully enclosed vehicles. Our tours are open-topped so that our guests may enjoy the mountain scenery. The tour vehicles will only be 'covered'... More

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