Top 3 Colorado Jeep Tours

With cooler temperatures and changing leaves, September is the best time for Colorado jeep tours. Plus, a jeep tour with Timberline Tours isn’t simply a Vail highlight. It’s one of the most exciting things to do at this time of the year throughout the state of Colorado–and way beyond.

The Vail area’s scenic mountain vistas will let you get up high into the Rocky Mountains for a mountaintop leaf-viewing experience that’s got some serious elevation, and with several trips to choose from, you can pick a jeep tour that matches the desired adventure level of your group. Our top 3 Colorado jeep tour picks for this fall include:


Like your adventures a little bit on the SPICY side? Well, then: We recommend a McAllister Gulch jeep tour this fall for an off-road experience you won’t forget. The McCallister Gulch jeep tour is for the true adventure seeker looking for an intense and exciting off-road ramble. Timberline Tours is the only outfitter permitted to guide tours in this area, and our expert guides love sharing McCallister Gulch with adventurous guests.

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Fall highlights:
The McCallister Gulch jeep tour tops out in an area that has a 360-degree opportunity for viewing fall color.


With views of the highest peaks in Colorado, the historic Camp Hale jeep tour is our pick for the best scenic, high mountain trip in Colorado. The Camp Hale jeep tour is also a must-do for history buffs and mining enthusiasts, as you’ll get the chance to explore an area full of Colorado mining history, along with Camp Hale, the national historic site where Colorado’s famed 10th Mountain Division soldiers trained for WWII mountain warfare.


Fall highlights:
You’ll be driving through golden aspen groves on the way to topping out in an area with unobstructed mountain views, including the elusive Mount of the Holy Cross on the horizon.


A Vail fall classic, this family-friendly jeep tour in the area of Piney Lake and Piney River Ranch will take you over mild trails lined with color-bursting aspens. The Piney River Ranch Trails jeep tour will give you the chance to view wildlife, too, and moose love to graze along the lake’s marshy shores. Once at Piney River Ranch, you’ll find yourself in a gorgeous location, where Piney Lake acts as a mirror to reflect even more fall color.


Fall highlights:
The Piney Lake jeep tour provides prime Colorado moose viewing opportunities, so keep your eyes wide open, and take in all of the beauty that meets you on the trail.

While spring jeep tours with Timberline Tours are exciting for their opportunities to explore the backcountry at a time when the snowfields are still melting, fall is the time in Vail when we savor the final days of dry trails before they become blanketed with winter snow.


Timberline Tours is the Vail-area’s premier whitewater rafting and backcountry jeep tours outfitter, also offering stand up paddle board (SUP) and duckie river trips on Colorado’s Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers. All of our guided trips are open to Vail, Colorado visitors, locals, families, and corporate groups.

To book your Vail, Colorado adventure, call Timberline Tours at (970) 476-1414, or email us at