Alpine Ranger Program


Mission Statement

The Alpine Ranger serves to protect the natural and historic resources of the Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway.  Through youth education and OHV enforcement, this program strives to minimize negative effects of off-road vehicles and provides assistance to visitors exploring this amazing landscape. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Mine Sponsors

Buff's Collision Specialists

Bureau of Land Management

Hinsdale County

San Juan Backcountry

San Juan County

Town of Silverton, Colorado

Silver Mine Sponsors

Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board / Lake City Marketing Committee

Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce


Copper Mine Sponsors

Creeper Jeepers Gang 4wd Club

Fetch's Mining & Mercantile

Kip's Grill

Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours

OffCenter Designs & Graphics

Pleasant View Resort & Rocky Mountain Jeep Rental

Schumacher & O'Loughlin, LLC

The Sportsman Outdoors & Fly Shop

Zinc Mine Sponsors

Blue Spruce Building Materials

Triple Cross Towing

Lead Mine Sponsors

Embroidered Sportswear

King Soopers / City Market

Tailings Pile Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities for this program

The Alpine  Ranger program relies on contributions from grants, business sponsorships, private contributions, and government support.  Consider a tax-deductible donation today. 


Hinsdale County OHV Ordinances

Hinsdale County

Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office

San Juan County

San Juan County Sheriff's Office

Current Wildfire Danger Levels

Tread Lightly Education Program

Leave No Trace Ethics & Backcountry Etiquette Program

Silverton Chamber of Commerce

Hinsdale County / Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Ouray Chamber Resort Association

Colorado Scenic Byway:  Alpine Loop

San Juan National  Forest

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest

Tres Rios (Durango) Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management

Gunnison Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management

Colorado Department of Transportation Road Conditions

Colorado Network Fishing Report

Colorado Parks & Wildlife information

Ute Ulay Project

Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization


Suggestions or comments about the Alpine Ranger Program can be directed to

Sheriff Bruce Conrad at San Juan County Sheriff's Office - 970-387-5531, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sheriff Ron Bruce at Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office - 970-944-2291, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




"Our primary purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

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