by Tori Sheets
Imogene Pass opened on Tuesday. The iconic pass connecting Ouray to Telluride is the most popular Jeeping destination in Ouray County.
Imogene is the second tallest pass in the state, with a summit of 13,114 feet.
"It's iconic, everyone wants to conquer that with their four wheel drive," Brandy Ross, owner of Switzerland of America, Inc., said. "There are so many other trails equally as beautiful but there's something about Imogene that's synonymous with Jeeping in Ouray."
Imogene is one of the last Jeep trails to open during the summer, and it usually stays open until mid-September.
Even with the warm summer weather at lower altitudes, Imogene remains snow packed and cold during the first part of the summer.