Through the month of July, Jeep® Experience – Colorado 2012 allowed journalists from nearly twenty-five countries, including U.S., Canada and Mexico, to experience the trails of one of the most popular Jeep Jamborees programs in the U.S.
Jeep Jamborees are off-road adventure weekends that bring together the outdoors, down-to-earth people and their Jeep 4x4s. These treks have been a tradition since 1953, when 4×4 pioneer Mark A. Smith organized the first-ever Jeep Jamboree and voyaged across the Sierra Nevada Mountains by way of the old Rubicon Trail. In 1954, Willys Motors – then manufacturer of Jeep vehicles – became involved and Jeep Jamborees have been an off-road tradition ever since.
Today, approximately 30 Jeep Jamboree events are conducted across the U.S. The Jamboree held in Ouray, Colorado, has been a favorite for 25 years. Traversing through ghost towns and winding misty mountain roads, the trails offer some of America’s most beautiful scenery including a drive on the Million Dollar Highway. This highway was named one of the “Top Twelve 12 Mountain Drives of a Lifetime” in the United States by National Geographic.
“Jeep customers and fans have long known that ‘Go Anywhere, Do Anything’ is a way of life – not just a campaign slogan,” Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep Brand, said. “And now, through our Jeep Jamboree inspired event, we can share a taste of this lifestyle with others.”
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