The San Juan Mountains are full of adventure and opportunities to explore. Many visitors enjoy outdoor winter recreation, like skiing and snowboarding, while other visitors prefer to see the mountain in all of its lush summer glory. If you fall into the latter category, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to explore the great outdoors!

Nature enthusiasts can enjoy a scenic walk or hike through the many mountain trails, while more leisurely explorers can enjoy a picturesque drive through the winding mountain roads. Around our historical town nestled in the mountains, many of the trails were carved over time by miners coming to extract gold and silver. This area played an important part of the ‘Gold Rush’ in the late 1800’s as miners flocked to the mountains and west coast to claim their riches.

Whether you’re looking for a guided tour with a local historian or you want to enjoy a solo little off-road exploration — check out these Telluride Jeep rentals!

The Top Telluride Jeep Rentals & Tour Companies

Telluride Outside

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121 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (800) 831-6230

Experience as unknown side of Telluride with a guided “4 Wheel Drive” tour with Telluride Outside. This local company emphasizes the local scenery and rich mining history on their off-road tours through the scenic mountain wilderness. The tour winds through old mining roads that were etched into the mountains over a hundred years ago and the knowledgeable and passionate tour guides will share engaging stories about the area’s past. Several tour routes are available, including a sunset tour and a ghost town tour, with full and half day options available.

Cliffhanger Jeep Rental Telluride

456 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4475

Are you a solo adventurer? If so, a jeep rental through Cliffhanger Jeep is the perfect companion for your next mountain outing. The San Juan Mountains offer endless opportunities for exploration—from natural trails that lead to hidden fishing and kayaking spots to the nearby ghost towns like Tomboy and Alta Lakes. There’s so much to see and do in the Colorado wilderness! The 4-door Rubicon Jeeps at Cliffhanger are all fully equipped with top of the line Teraflex suspension and all terrain tires for a comfortable ride and are available for only $295 per day.

Colorado 145 Rentals

697 Mountain Village Boulevard, Mountain Village, CO 81435 | (970) 519-8004

Visitors seeking a high-end Jeep exploration will appreciate the new models provided at Colorado 145. Their impressive fleet can accommodate over 75 guests at once, which makes them a great option for groups. Of course, individual rentals are also available, with pricing that ranges from $149 – $320 per day; hourly rates are also available. Colorado 145 offers the 4-door Rubicon, the 4-Door sport, or the 2-door Sport for adventures, all of which are the latest model. And, the vehicles are pet friendly!

Jeep Rental FAQs

Do you have a question about renting a Jeep in Telluride? Here are a few frequently asked questions.

How much does a Jeep rental cost?

The cost of renting a Jeep varies greatly based on seasonality and the company you rent from. Most Telluride vendors rent Jeeps on a daily basis, with rates ranging from $200-$300 for the full day; hourly rentals are also available.

Are Jeep rentals pet friendly?

Yes, some Jeep rentals are pet friendly! We recommend calling in advance to inquire.

How many passengers does a Jeep fit?

Jeeps can comfortably accommodate 4-5 passengers, depending on the model.

When can I rent a Jeep?

Jeeps rentals are offered year-round, though there are more opportunities for exploration during the summer months. Snow and ice during the winter can limit trails and winter exploration is only recommended for visitors comfortable with winter road conditions.

What is required to rent a Jeep?

You must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license to rent from most Telluride rental companies. Full proof of auto insurance coverage is also required, as is a major credit card to put on file. Policies may vary, we recommend calling in advance to verify requirements.