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San Juan Mountains Photo Tour

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Custom Built Photo Tour

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Great Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes Photo Tour

Great Sand Dunes Photo Tour

Engineer Pass, Colorado
Off Road Jeep Tour & Photo Tour


Engineer Pass is a 20 mile trail which crosses over the San Juan Mountains from Ouray, Colorado to Lake City, Colorado. It is part of the world famous “Alpine Loop” making its way through stunning meadows filled with wildflowers, past waterfalls and old mining remnants, finally reaching the Alpine Tundra above treeline.   With a high point reaching 12,800 feet you are assured some truly unique and spectacular views from the top.

Best time of year for visiting Engineer Pass is in August as that is prime time for wildflowers at high elevations.  Due to the snowpack which lasts well into summer and begins again early in Fall, this pass is generally only accessible from around late June until late September.


  • This tour destination is located in the Southwest portion of the state (six hours from our base in Golden, CO) and as such can only be included into multi-day photography / jeep tours
  • Engineer Pass is often combined with other destinations in the area including Imogene Pass, Yankee Boy Basin and North Clear Creek Falls.  It also works well with some of our Fall Color tour options.
  • Engineer Pass is a moderate Jeep trail requiring a high clearance 4×4 vehicle.  If you dislike rough roads or are frightened by skinny roads with large drops on the side, you may not wish to participate in this destination.
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