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Review of Telluride Outside

Telluride Outside
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Owner description: Since 1984, Telluride Outside has been the premier guide service in Southwest Colorado. We offer six exciting adventures: fly fishing, snowmobile, 4-WD, whitewater rafting, stand up paddle board and photography tours.
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our tour of Imogene pass. Jerry was an awesome tour guide! He knew so much history of the area and was also a great driver. Spectacular views! Thanks for the memory!

1  Thank Christy S
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This trip is not for anyone afraid of heights, but for those who like adventure, a good adrenaline rush and the most exquisite scenery, I strongly suggest a Telluride Outside Jeep tour to Imogene Pass. My friend and I, both senior citizens, are always looking for something new to do. It gets harder with age. This jeep trip was something new. We both read Tomboy Bride, by Harriet Backus, a true story of a young bride at the turn of the 20th Century, whose husband worked at the Tomboy Mine and they lived in this perilous land. We wanted to see the conditions of life that were described in the book. I would strongly suggest reading the book before you go. This jeep tour goes to Tomboy Mine and even though there are only ruins remaining, the book came alive. Then on to Imogene Pass and as the jeep crested the pass and Red Mountain comes into view—well the exquisite beauty leaves me without the ability to describe it. Plenty of stop time is allowed for photos. Be sure to take a warm jacket, water and a good camera. A good guide is everything on this trip and we had the best. Be sure to ask for Ramo although I’m sure they are all good.

3  Thank backroadsandy
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Telluride Outside is the best. We booked the Imogene Pass jeep trip for our daughter's wedding party and everyone on the trip loved it. The trip was a half day to Imogene and Tomboy Mine in the large jeeps with covered seating. The company offers blankets and rain ponchos to keep everyone dry. It rained almost the entire afternoon (as it always does this time of year in Colorado) but this didn't spoil the kids fun. The photos the kids took on the trip were incredible.
The company is easy to work with and prompt to respond to inquiries when you are ready to book your trip. The drivers are knowledgeable, fun and genuine.
Contact John Duncan if you want to hear more about Telluride Outside- you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Lolalaminx
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have traveled to Telluride many times, and twice we have used Telluride Outside for 4x4 tours. The staff have always been helpful, courteous, and very knowledgeable of the area. Our 4x4 tours have included the old mining town of Tomboy, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, and the very exciting Black Bear Pass. On both tours we have been fortunate to have Peter "Roma" Waldor as our driver. His knowledge and pure love of the area is infectious. He involved our children (10 & 7) before we even boarded the open air vehicle, and they continue to wave and call out to him when we see him around town. This is the company to use and Roma is your man!

3  Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Awesome jeep tour! Highly recommend. Here's why: Dave picked us up, and dropped us off at our condo. He drives a European Pinzgauer all terrain military utility vehicle that is furnished for commercial use. Padded seats, and if you are inclined, you can stand up for a better view. You can hold onto sturdy steel beams that frame the cover he uses for inclement weather. Dave is a longtime resident and knows the people and area well, so the running commentary was very informative and fun. Several stops along the way were timely and very scenic, giving us the oppurtunity for group photos.
So why Black Bear? Jeep trails apparently are rated on difficulty from class 1 to class 5. Black Bear has a class 5 segment that has unsurpassed views of the San Juans as you descend into Telluride from the east side of the canyon. Lots of wild flowers in bloom, and two waterfalls. Much of the tour is above timberline, so lots of unrestricted viewing. Not for the feint of heart. But if you are up for the adventure, I can't imagine a better trail. I have young kids (preteens), and they loved it.

3  Thank turnleft
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