Although many of you have visited our great state before, and you may have even been out for the Summit. We thought a few special tips to help you prepare for adventure would be worthwhile to share.
While most trails are considered tame by some, they are all very scenic, and very high in elevation. Most trails in the area were once used by miners seeking their fortune and although they're maintained for high-clearance 4WD vehicles, they can be unpredictable.
Additionally, Hema Maps has prepared a set of maps for the FJ Summit on their Hema Cloud website.
Photo by Dennis Lloyd, Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine
Ouray. Silverton. Telluride.
The event has kept it's headquarters in Ouray for years for one simple reason: The town welcomes the Toyota Family with open arms, the trails are epic, and there is so much to do!
Visit the official Ouray visitor page for information on the best activities in & around the town. Also look at Telluride & Silverton for great family-friendly fun, since many trail rides end in those mountain towns as well.
Ouray sits at an elevation of 7,792 feet above sea level, some of the trails at the Summit top out over 13,000'. For those not living in the high country, the elevation can come as a shock to your system, quite literally. The number one way to acclimate and deal with the elevation gain is....water. That's right, good old H2O will help keep you healthy when you're up high. There are many other ways to help with altitude sickness should it set in, so do a little research before you leave +)
Photo by Jonathan Harris, Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine
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