San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours
Est. 1946 ... ("Jeep" Est. 1941)
"We Drive...You Look!"
The World's Oldest and Greatest Jeep Tour Company!
"Ride With The Pros"

Take The Tour Of A Lifetime!      
The 1890s stagecoach company carrying passengers from the Hotel Western to the San Juan high country boasted the ride as the "grandest in the land." Now you can experience the 1880s and the world of prospectors, adventurers and mountaineers with your own ride on those high cliff-hanging stage and wagon roads! You can see firsthand the old mining ghost towns above Ouray, Silverton, Telluride and Lake city with the guides of Colorado's first and original Jeep Tour company. Established in 1946, this granddaddy of high-mountain tour companies (featured twice in National Geographic, CBS Colorado Getaways, Jeep Journal, Washington Post, L.A. Times, et al) is officed in the lobby of the Historic Western Hotel in Ouray. For more information - just ask us! We aim to be the friendliest tour place in town!

Note: We were the only jeep tour company in Ouray for almost 40 years (two generations!) before the two competing companies (also on 7th avenue) began tour operations in the 1980's and '90's. We were on main street and red in color for all those years until the new companies started up and painted their trucks...red...we changed our fleet color to yellow to distinguish ourselves...and a yellow tour truck appeared in the neighbors fleet...! So please come all the way down 7th avenue "into" the old Western Hotel doors under it's old western veranda spanning the sidewalk to find us.

Please come all the way down 7th avenue "into" the great old Western Hotel under the old west veranda.
Please come all the way down 7th avenue "into" the great old Western Hotel under the old west veranda.

  Season: May - October
The world's oldest Jeep Tour company would like to congratulate Bill Sutherland also known as "Wild Bill" ( he would say why don't you try "mild Bill"...) 
on his 90th birthday... 
Bill drove black bear pass to Telluride daily from the 1970's when he started driving as a tour guide for our company amassing more than 2,000 trips down the road that CW McCall satirized as the first song on his best hits album until Convoy in the 1980's went to number one in the nation  and "black bear road" was moved to the last song of the album. Bill in addition to being a stonemason for 60 years was a bull rider in the rodeo and served as a Merchant Marine to Okinawa with Duty as a hot shell man with the ships 3-inch cannons. The state of Texas House of Representatives officially declared Bill an Honorary Texas Ambassador" for his hours of pleasure provided to tourists from across our great country who are visiting Ouray Colorado providing innumerable memories to all who travel the high mountain Trails of Colorado and experienced his warm friendship, tall tales and Hospitality
 during their exciting Jeep trips. 
The world's oldest Jeep Tour company would like to congratulate Bill Sutherland also known as "Wild Bill" ( he would say why don't you try "mild Bill"...) 
on his 90th birthday... 
Bill drove black bear pass to Telluride daily from the 1970's when he started driving as a tour guide for our company amassing more than 2,000 trips down the road that CW McCall satirized as the first song on his best hits album until Convoy in the 1980's went to number one in the nation  and "black bear road" was moved to the last song of the album. Bill in addition to being a stonemason for 60 years was a bull rider in the rodeo and served as a Merchant Marine to Okinawa with Duty as a hot shell man with the ships 3-inch cannons. The state of Texas House of Representatives officially declared Bill an Honorary Texas Ambassador" for his hours of pleasure provided to tourists from across our great country who are visiting Ouray Colorado providing innumerable memories to all who travel the high mountain Trails of Colorado and experienced his warm friendship, tall tales and Hospitality
 during their exciting Jeep trips. 
The world's oldest Jeep Tour company would like to congratulate Bill Sutherland also known as "Wild Bill" ( he would say why don't you try "mild Bill"...) 
on his 90th birthday... 
Bill drove black bear pass to Telluride daily from the 1970's when he started driving as a tour guide for our company amassing more than 2,000 trips down the road that CW McCall satirized as the first song on his best hits album until Convoy in the 1980's went to number one in the nation  and "black bear road" was moved to the last song of the album. Bill in addition to being a stonemason for 60 years was a bull rider in the rodeo and served as a Merchant Marine to Okinawa with Duty as a hot shell man with the ships 3-inch cannons. The state of Texas House of Representatives officially declared Bill an Honorary Texas Ambassador" for his hours of pleasure provided to tourists from across our great country who are visiting Ouray Colorado providing innumerable memories to all who travel the high mountain Trails of Colorado and experienced his warm friendship, tall tales and Hospitality
 during their exciting Jeep trips. 
The world's oldest Jeep Tour company would like to congratulate Bill Sutherland also known as "Wild Bill" ( he would say why don't you try "mild Bill"...) 
on his 90th birthday... 
Bill drove black bear pass to Telluride daily from the 1970's when he started driving as a tour guide for our company amassing more than 2,000 trips down the road that CW McCall satirized as the first song on his best hits album until Convoy in the 1980's went to number one in the nation  and "black bear road" was moved to the last song of the album. Bill in addition to being a stonemason for 60 years was a bull rider in the rodeo and served as a Merchant Marine to Okinawa with Duty as a hot shell man with the ships 3-inch cannons. The state of Texas House of Representatives officially declared Bill an Honorary Texas Ambassador" for his hours of pleasure provided to tourists from across our great country who are visiting Ouray Colorado providing innumerable memories to all who travel the high mountain Trails of Colorado and experienced his warm friendship, tall tales and Hospitality
 during their exciting Jeep trips. 
The world's oldest Jeep Tour company would like to congratulate Bill Sutherland also known as "Wild Bill" ( he would say why don't you try "mild Bill"...) 
on his 90th birthday... 
Bill drove black bear pass to Telluride daily from the 1970's when he started driving as a tour guide for our company amassing more than 2,000 trips down the road that CW McCall satirized as the first song on his best hits album until Convoy in the 1980's went to number one in the nation  and "black bear road" was moved to the last song of the album. Bill in addition to being a stonemason for 60 years was a bull rider in the rodeo and served as a Merchant Marine to Okinawa with Duty as a hot shell man with the ships 3-inch cannons. The state of Texas House of Representatives officially declared Bill an Honorary Texas Ambassador" for his hours of pleasure provided to tourists from across our great country who are visiting Ouray Colorado providing innumerable memories to all who travel the high mountain Trails of Colorado and experienced his warm friendship, tall tales and Hospitality
 during their exciting Jeep trips. 
The world's oldest Jeep Tour company would like to congratulate Bill Sutherland also known as "Wild Bill" ( he would say why don't you try "mild Bill"...) on his 90th birthday... 

Bill drove black bear pass to Telluride daily from the 1970's when he started driving as a tour guide for our company amassing more than 2,000 trips down the road that CW McCall satirized as the first song on his best hits album until Convoy in the 1980's went to number one in the nation  and "black bear road" was moved to the last song of the album. Bill in addition to being a stonemason for 60 years was a bull rider in the rodeo and served as a Merchant Marine to Okinawa with Duty as a hot shell man with the ships 3-inch cannons. The state of Texas House of Representatives officially declared Bill an Honorary Texas Ambassador" for his hours of pleasure provided to tourists from across our great country who are visiting Ouray Colorado providing innumerable memories to all who travel the high mountain Trails of Colorado and experienced his warm friendship, tall tales and Hospitality during their exciting Jeep trips. 
San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours
See Southwest Colorado and the majestic San Juan Mountains the right way!   
 Enjoy tours of the San Juan Mountain's, waterfalls, lakes, aspen groves, fields of wildfowers, fabulous vista points on the old mining roads to abandoned mine ruins and ghost towns. Guaranteed exciting scenic fun with the best tour prices. We offer custom jeep tours of any size. We have operated Black Bear Pass tours since 1959, Como and Poughkeepsie Gulch, an exclusive private mountain top tour, custom photography and wildlife tours. We have the newest, as well as vintage tour vehicles as featured in David Fetterston's book "Jeep-Warhorse, Workhorse & Boulevard Cruiser". Ride with the old pro's as "We drive...you look" in our 64th year and see why our "...tour helped make our vacation the best vacation we've ever had!"..."Your scenic tour was the highlight of our vacation"... "Your tour was fantastic!".
Visit historicwesternhotel.com to find out about our historic 1891 location!