Switzerland of America Tours

Switzerland of America Tours

Switzerland of America Tours
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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.
Ouray, Colorado

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2023

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David B
Fort Worth, TX86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Renting a Jeep to explore Colorado has been on my bucket list for quite some time. For one reason or another we have not been able to swing it until this year. In early September we rented a 2 door Jeep Rubicon from Switzerland of America and we were more than pleased.

The reservation and rental process was easy and the Jeep was mechanically sound. While the inside could have been a little cleaner, considering that all of their clients drive up and down dusty gravel roads it is understandable why they aren’t. We just made sure to take some wipes along to clean all ‘touch’ services.

Even though this was near the end of the season the Jeep had less than 7000 miles and performed flawlessly. The tires were in good shape with plenty of tread and overall everything “felt tight”.

My biggest praise goes out to the owner though. She listened to our plans to go up Engineer’s Pass and offered some great advice on how to alter the plans for a better experience. After we finished my wife and I were so thankful we listened to her guidance.

We would highly recommend Switzerland of America to anyone wanting to rent a Jeep in and around Ouray.
Written September 13, 2021
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Oakley B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I am sure that all of the Jeep companies in Ouray are very good and charge about the same amount, however we most definitely recommend Switzerland of America. We were not sure exactly what we wanted to do until we spoke with Julie. She was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and we ended up taking her advise to rent a jeep for the day. She helped us set up an itinerary that had us go to Yankee Boy Basin the night of the pick-up (around 5:30 pm) and complete the Alpine Loop the next day. The entire rental was a tremendous experience which we will do again in the future. If you are unsure whether you want to take a tour or rent, reach out to Julie ... she is awesome! And make sure to have her help you with your plans ... you will not be disappointed. Thanks Julie!!
Written June 27, 2022
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Thank you so much. We really pride ourself on having staff that are so helpful. We are so happy to have Julie with us. Come back and see us again even if you aren't renting a Jeep stop inane say hello.
Written July 16, 2022
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Craig F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
On July 16 we took a guided jeep tour to the top of Imogene Pass. Our driver Jim was outstanding! He was highly professional and very knowledgeable. I could tell from the first moment that I met him that we would feel safe and secure in his presence. You knew that when you were out there navigating rough and narrow roads with drop offs that Jim would do it in an extremely professional way and he did! Hot Springs Inn recommended Switzerland of America tours to us and their recommendation was absolutely 100% correct. We had an opportunity to see a tour just leaving as they picked up people from Hot Springs Inn as we were checking out on July 18. We had a chance to tell them about our experience with Jim and Switzerland of America before they left. We could tell that they appreciated our testimony!
Written August 1, 2021
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Road699333
Seattle, WA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Me and my family of 4 had a fantastic 1/2 day jeep adventure with Mike our guide on the corkscrew route through the Red Mountain in Ouray, Colorado on July 25th. Mike was a great driver and he pretty much knew all the off roading trails like the back of his hand. We got to go to top of Hurricane Pass to see Lake Cuomo and Corkscrew Gulch. We would definitely recommend Switzerland of America Tours if you want to get out and see more of the San Juan mountains.
Written July 27, 2022
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So glad you enjoyed your trip. Corkscrew is a lovely trip and seeing Lake Como from Hurricane Pass is always a treat. Mike certainly does know a lot about the area and is a great part of our team. Come back and see us again.
Written July 29, 2022
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cherissa1121
McKinney, TX39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We took a Switzerland of America off road tour today up Corkscrew Pass, which was 12,100 feet at the summit. Jim, our driver, was well versed in his tours, he’s taken 8,200 people safety up and down the mountain. I felt a lot safer with him driving. It was an adventure for sure. We got to travel down the million dollar highway again, this time I could really enjoy the view. The kids really loved being able to play in the snow. It was a lot hotter than it normally is. I highly recommend a fitted hat, lots of sunscreen, especially on your legs and lots of water. We ran out of 4 water bottles by the time we were done. Luckily we got to take a pit stop at a store in Silverton for a cold drink. Overall, it was such a wonderful family adventure that we will never forget.
Written June 17, 2021
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Jmoti
Ellisville, MO16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This tour company seemed to be very good. It was our driver, Greg, though who made the experience superb. The ride into the mountains was very bumpy, yet Greg knew what he was doing every step of the way. Another word to describe the ride? Thrilling! Highly recommended for anyone.
Written August 12, 2020
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Appreciate the review. We kind of like Greg too! You can always request him for your next adventure with us.
Written August 13, 2020
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Chris B
North Little Rock, AR15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We rented a 2 door soft top Wrangler to explore the Alpine Loop. We were originally going to rent a side by side UTV but with the weather forecast looking like rain, we decided to go for the Jeep. The experience was truly one of the best vacation experiences we have had! The customer service at SOA was outstanding. They made us feel very welcome and at ease. The trip we took was beyond words. We picked the Jeep up the night before and got an early start the next morning (so even though the official rental is between 8am-5pm, you can have it starting around 6pm the night before) and headed to Corkscrew Gulch. The Red Mountains were absolutely stunning! We made our way towards California Gulch and Animas Forks then drove the Million Dollar Highway from Silverton, taking a detour on County Road 14 (recommended by SOA). We then made our way back to Ouray and had enough time left to see Yankee Boy Basin. We packed a lunch to maximize our time on the trail and the whole day was just breathtaking and so much fun! Definitely do this if you’re on the fence about it!
Written July 23, 2021
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X9704WVtimd
Blue Ridge, GA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
The folks were awesome to work with to get the right Jeep and to find safe trails for 40 year anniversary types to ride on. All of the employees were helpful. I highly recommend Switzerland. In addition, the trails we took were absolutely gorgeous. You can see some of the mountains from the highway, but there was nothing like reaching the top in a Jeep. Highly recommend getting a soft top and letting the top down. Just take a jacket.
Written August 24, 2021
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FamilyTravel
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This was my second visit to Ouray, Colorado. My first was with my family when I was a teenager (over 20 years ago) and my memories did not do justice to the absolute beauty of Ouray! Ouray and its surroundings are so incredibly beautiful especially when accessed with a Jeep. We rented a Jeep for two days and could have rented it for longer and still only scratched the surface of the trails. The staff at SOA were excellent with suggestions for trails and trips for each day but we were still very happy we purchased the Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails by C. Wells. It was the perfect complement to all of the information SOA provided. We made sure to pack a cooler with water for our trip and it helped make our trip flexible and perfect. When we come back we won’t hesitate to rent from SOA and take all of their recommendations again! Take the leap, rent a Jeep from SOA, and enjoy the adventure!!
Written August 10, 2020
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We are so happy you had a wonderful time in the mountains. It only takes 5 minutes up there to realize why folks keep coming back. It's just the landscape we need to remember to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty. Thanks for choosing us!
Written August 13, 2020
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MagellEnvy
Fort Collins, CO55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We rented a 2-door Jeep Rubicon for a day trip up Yankee Boy Basin. Pick up and drop-off were quick and easy, and they provided plenty of information to help us plan our trip. The jeep looked brand new and had good tires which helped us get through some of the more difficult terrain in upper Yankee Boy.
Written July 29, 2020
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