FAQs

Why should I choose Rock Pirates?
The short answer is our commitment to providing you with the best Off- Road ATV adventure in Western Colorado. We have unparalleled dedication to your safety and enjoyment. When you call we talk to you and answer all of your questions. Making sure your OHV adventure is an awesome experience is as important to us as it is to you!

Are the adventures safe?
Off road driving on any type of OHV or ATV is an outdoor adventure sport with an element of inherent risk, and it is possible to be injured. Is it dangerous? No, but no reputable outfitter should tell you that it’s absolutely safe. The uncontrolled and sometimes unpredictable elements of the backcountry are part of the thrill.

What is the closest airport?
The closest airport to Durango is the La Plata County Airport. The closest airport to Silverton and Ouray is the Montrose County Airport.

What if it rains?
Rock Pirates runs its trips rain or shine however we will determine the safety of all tours and reserve the right to alter tours based on weather and terrain conditions.

How far is your location from our hotel?
Rock Pirates operates in the San Juan Mountains with our base of operations in SilvertonSilverton is roughly one hour from downtown Durango, 30 minutes from Ouray and two hours from Telluride.

What is the Alpine Loop?
The Alpine Loop is a 63 mile scenic byway that winds its way through the southern Rockies via two mountain passes,Engineer Pass, to the north, and Cinnamon Pass, to the south. Along the way, there are 14,000 ft. mountains, thehistoric towns of Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton, stunning alpine scenery, high alpine lakes and streams.

What are some of the attractions/activities I may want to my adventure?
– Historic ghost towns and mines
– The Alpine Loop Scenic and Historic Byway
– Kendall Mountain

– A picnic on Stony Pass
– Bear Town

If we are on an unguided adventure, how will we know where we are going?
After a comprehensive vehicle orientation, we will familiarize you with the San Juan County Backcountry and the endless possibilities awaiting you and your family. Whether you want to explore historic mines, experiencebreathtaking views, or challenge your off-road driving skills, we will help you plan your mission. You will then be provided with:
– a Polaris RZR equipped with bluetooth technology mapping system that clearly shows landmarks, intersections, forks in the road, and water crossing
– a detailed paper map of the area we provide during your check-out
– an emergency communication device in all Polaris RZR’s

What else is there to do in the area?
– Check out the Ouray Hot Springs
– Experience world class
mountain biking, hiking, or whitewater rafting
– Take the Haunted Silverton Walk
– Check out the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose
– Ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train