Jeep Tours

Explore the Colorado High Country

Backcountry Jeep Tours with Timberline Tours will transport you into a mountain experience like no other. With scenic Rocky Mountain vistas, wildlife, wildflowers, and places of historic interest all nearby, a Vail, Colorado, jeep tour will give you the chance to explore this area’s high alpine environment while having an unforgettable good time. With more than 30 years of experience, Timberline Tours is the leading Vail jeep tour guide service, and our experienced guides bring knowledge, skill, and a commitment to safety into the backcountry so that you can fully enjoy what unfolds along the trail.

OUR EXPERT GUIDES WILL WORK WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR TRIP TO DETERMINE THE BEST TOUR AVAILABLE DEPENDING ON SEASON, TRAIL CONDITIONS, WEATHER, AND GROUP DYNAMICS.


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Jeep Tours: What to expect

A Timberline Tours jeep tour begins when your guide picks you up and takes some time to find out more about your group’s preferences. Guides will want to hear what you’re most excited about exploring, and they’ll give you some options to consider based on that day’s open trails, weather conditions, recent weather events, and recently reported opportunities for wildlife and wildflower viewing. Timberline Tours customizes its jeep tours to meet and exceed guest expectations, so that’s why we value guest input from the moment you book your trip until even after you’ve returned home.


Jeep Tours What To Wear

What to wear

Colorado mountain weather can change rapidly, so please come prepared with:

  • a jacket
  • additional warm clothing layers
  • closed-toe shoes
  • a hat
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses

You’ll want to bring a camera and a childhood sense of adventure, too!
Find more jeep tour advice here: What to Wear on a Jeep Tour.


 

A few of our favorite jeep tours in Vail, Colorado:

From mild to moderate to hold-on-tight, the full range of Vail jeep tour experiences is available with Timberline Tours. Our expert guides aim to deliver a day full of unforgettable moments every time they’re out in the mountains with guests, so when you book your trip, please let us know your adventure preference level so that we can match you with the best trails currently available on the day of your jeep tour.

 


Mild Jeep Trails

MILD JEEP TOURS


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On a jeep tour that spans the Vail area’s mild trails, expect to travel over established roads that meander through varied terrain and open up to scenic mountain vistas. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take photographs and take in deep breaths of fresh Colorado air. This adventure level invites relaxation and is a great choice for guests of all ages.

Depending on availability, Vail jeep tour trails in the MILD category include: Piney River Ranch Trails, Shrine Pass, Resolution, and Radium State Wildlife Area.


Moderate Jeep Trails

MODERATE / ADVANCED JEEP TOURS


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While exploring the Vail area’s moderate and advanced jeep trails, you’ll get off the beaten path and travel through varied terrain that’s 4×4-necessary and bumpy in sections. This classic Colorado jeep tour experience will take you in and out of deeply wooded areas and up high in the mountains, where you can take in the beauty of Vail’s high alpine environment. While traveling over more advanced sections of trail, you’ll encounter rocky terrain that requires the navigation skill of Timberline’s expert guides. Adventurers of all ages who don’t mind a bit of dirt or mud—or the occasional stream crossing—will enjoy this level of adventure and exploration.

Depending on availability, Vail jeep tour trails in the MODERATE / ADVANCED category include: No Name Jeep Trail, Historic Camp Hale Jeep Trails, Castle Peak & Blue Lake, Red and White, Lake Creek, June Creek, and Metcalf.


MCALLISTER GULCH JEEP TOUR

MCALLISTER GULCH JEEP TOUR


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The Timberline Tours McAllister Gulch jeep tour is a rugged backcountry exploration that will take you into an experience of the Vail area’s most adventurous terrain. On the way to topping out at the highest vantage point possible on a Timberline Tours jeep tour, you’ll need to hold on tight as you navigate through water crossings and travel over tight and bumpy sections of trail. Highly experienced guides and vehicles that have a modified suspension and oversized tires are necessary for this exciting backcountry jeep tour, so be prepared for a truly thrilling Colorado adventure.

For a full trip overview, see the Timberline Tours McAllister Gulch jeep tour page.


Trip details:

Mild, Moderate, and Advanced

    • Trip Length: 4 hours round trip
    • Pick-up times: 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
    • Cost:
      • Adults – $115 per person
      • Kids (7-12) – $105 per person
      • Youth (6 & under) – $69 per person
      • +8 % land use fee added to the total

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MCALLISTER GULCH

      • Trip Length: 4.5+ hours round trip
      • Pick-up times: 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
      • Cost:
          $169 per person
      • +8 % land use fee added to the total

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Included with all trips:

Timberline Tours jeep tours include refreshments; We are happy to accommodate any specialty snack or beverage requests if given prior notice.

Custom and private tours may be arranged upon request.

PLEASE NOTE: Groups of 3 or fewer may be combined with other people in the jeep looking for a similar experience. If you would prefer a private jeep, please contact us directly to request a private trip for a surcharge.