Rock Pirates

FAQ's

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! ​Rock Pirates has full fleet of 2020 Polaris side-by-sides are a whole new, first-class experience for your family vacation. All Polaris vehicles are fully loaded with a touchscreen GPS unit, a lock and ride cooler box, and power steering. We provide helmets and goggles at no extra cost to all our guests. We do not required a security deposit on any vehicle in our fleet. We also cover the cost of fuel & require no cleaning prior to vehicle return.

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.

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, experience-breathtaking views, or challenge your off-road driving skills, we will help you plan your mission. You will then be provided with:

  • All Groups receive a Touch Screen GPS technology mapping device that clearly shows routes names, 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 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 Silverton. Silverton 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, the historic towns of Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton, stunning alpine scenery, high alpine lakes and streams.

Are there age requirements for passengers?

No. We are a family friendly and welcome guests of all ages. However, please be aware of the OHV occupancy laws for both San Juan and Hinsdale County. Anyone under the age of 18 MUST be wearing a helmet at all time the vehicle is in motion. Children that are of the age or size to require a car seat or booster seat within a regular highway passenger vehicle, must be in a car seat or booster seat while in the OHV. Also, make sure you bring any type of special child restraint you may need for a small child under the age of 8. We do not provide child seats or booster seats of any kind.

Cancellation Policy?

The deposit is nonrefundable but the remainder is refundable if we are given 7 days advance notice-Groups of 12 or more require 30 days notice. Cancellations inside 7 or 30 days are not subject to refund. No-shows and late arrivals are not eligible for refunds. Although we may allow a one-time change within the same year based upon availability and circumstance.

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

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

Silverton Outpost

Rock Pirates Backcountry
957 Greene St.
Silverton, CO 81433

Lake City Outpost

Rock Pirates Backcountry
173 S Gunnison Ave
Lake City, CO 81235

Winter Outpost

Ice Pirates Backcountry
Molas Lake Trail Parking Lot
Mile Marker 65, Highway 550

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