Governor Basin

Ouray, Colorado 81427

Governor Basin

Governor Basin Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This route features gorgeous high-elevation scenery, incredible wildflowers and standing mine buildings. The trail accesses historic mines including the massive Virginius Mine. Mines are on private land—no trespassing. Consider taking a Jeep tour if you are afraid of heights. ATVs are allowed on the trail. Rocky, narrow and tippy in spots, but the main trail is suitable for high-clearance, aggressive stock SUVs. Side trails are more difficult. Experienced drivers only."

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Trail Information

Ouray
Nearby City
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Vehicles
Difficult
Difficulty
3 to 4 hours
Duration
Spring through fall; when snow free
Season
Uncompahgre National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; Uncompahgre National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Silverton, Ouray #141
Local Maps

Trail Log