Alta Lakes is mostly a long gravel road, but the areas in Gold King Basin and around Alta Lakes are interesting.
Ophir Pass is a beautiful and easy Jeep trail that will take you between US 550 and SR 145.
It is mostly a wide graded road with a few narrow spots and occasional rough spots on the west side.
Silver Cloud Mine is a very short in-and-out Jeep trail off Highway 550, south of the climb to Red Mountain Pass.
Maggie Gulch and Minnie Gulch are two easy gulches close to Silverton.
Maggie Gulch and Minnie Gulch are two easy Jeep trails close to Silverton.
Black Bear Pass is one of the best known Jeep trails in the State. It has a reputation for killing people.
Red Mountain Pass is an easy Jeep trail that combines a lot of old mining structures with great alpine scenery.
Porphyry Gulch is a very enjoyable Jeep trail. It is above the trees most of the way and offers nice views of the San Juans.
Brown Mountain is a short, but fun, Jeep trail that can be done in a couple hours. Easy trip up through the trees that ends in the alpine at 12,000'.
Silver Basin is a short Jeep trail that is fun to drive. It ends in an absolutely stunning basin with a small lake surrounded by towering peaks.
The basin itself is not as big as some, but you are up close and personal with it.