Jeep Tours

Explore the Colorado High Country

Timberline Jeep Tours is the leading backcountry jeep tour service in the Vail Valley and has been for more than 30 years. Over that time, we’ve built a team of the best backcountry jeep guides in the state of Colorado. Let one of our professional and knowledgeable guides take you on the trip of a lifetime! On a Timberline Tours jeep tour, you can take in spectacular vistas including Colorado’s tallest snow-capped peaks, pass through historic mining towns, view wildflowers or hunt mushrooms, and observe the native wildlife of the area’s national forests. Timberline Tours offers a variety of exclusive trips on only the best trails in the Vail Valley, and we have trips that perfectly fit all ability levels, ages, and groups.

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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Where to go?

Timberline Tours jeep guides work closely with guests to determine the best Vail-area jeep tour for each day, taking into consideration the latest trail conditions, current weather, group dynamics, and seasonal trail openings and closures that protect backcountry wildlife and terrain. We love it when guests show up with specific ideas and interests in mind, so please take the time to determine what type of experience you would like from your jeep tour! We try our best to fulfill any reasonable request, and we also offer custom and private jeep tours upon request.

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

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Castle Peak and Blue Lake

This fantastic early season jeep tour near Vail features Castle Peak, a jagged volcanic mountaintop, and the nearby Blue Lake, one of Colorado’s most picturesque high mountain lakes. If you’re hoping for a Vail jeep tour that provides mountain views, wildlife sightings, scenic waterways, and a true Colorado adventure, then the Timberline Tours Castle Peak jeep tour is a great fit for you and your group.


* Trip Availability Varies by Date, Day, and Weather.

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Fulford Ghost Town Trail

This favorite early season jeep tour from Timberline Tours is packed with historical sites, babbling brooks, and alpine vistas. You’ll hear tales of lost gold as you pass old cabins, cross rivers, and drive up parts of an old stagecoach road to the historic town of Fulford, Colorado. This gorgeous drive follows the Ute Trail and the infamous Nolan Creek deep into elk-inhabited alpine forests.


* Trip Availability Varies by Date, Day, and Weather.

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Historic Camp Hale

The Camp Hale jeep tour from Vail is a must-do for adventurous history buffs and mining enthusiasts who also want to experience Colorado’s majestic mountain scenery. This trip features some of the highest jeep-accessible terrain available and tops out at 12,168 feet. Be prepared to spend a large portion of time above tree line, with spectacular views unfolding of Colorado’s tallest snow-capped peaks.


* Trip Availability Varies by Date, Day, and Weather.

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McAllister Gulch

With plenty of off-road rambling and majestic mountain scenery, McAllister Gulch is by far the most adventurous jeep tour in the Vail area that Timberline Tours offers. From start to finish, you’ll discover a truly wild Colorado and experience an unforgettable rugged mountain exploration.


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Piney River Ranch

Timberline Tours jeep trips from Vail to Piney Lake are a local favorite and a highlight destination for visitors. Plus, Piney River Ranch provides a great spot for a restroom break as well as a snack stop in a picturesque setting. This family-friendly jeep tour is an adventure for all ages and perfect for anyone who would like to experience the Colorado backcountry while also having access to some amenities along the trail.


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This family-friendly Colorado jeep tour from Vail is an adventure that travels along the Colorado River Basin and deep into the Radium State Wildlife Area, where Timberline Tours is the only backcountry jeep service permitted to operate. If wildlife viewing and birding are your passions, you’ll no doubt enjoy this jeep tour’s roads and trails, which have one of the highest concentrations of mountain wildlife in the Vail area–plus stunning mountain views to take in along the way.


* Trip Availability Varies by Date, Day, and Weather.

Trip details:

  • 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
  • Included:
    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 that 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, there is a surcharge and we contact us directly to request a private trip.