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San Juan Backcountry

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Address: 1119 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: 800-494-8687
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Description: Rent a Jeep, ATV, Dirt Bike, Street Bike or a Mountain Bike OR take a...
Rent a Jeep, ATV, Dirt Bike, Street Bike or a Mountain Bike OR take a guided tour on an ATV or in one of our open-top 4x4 Suburbans and we will take you to the best and most spectacular places in the San Juans, one of America's most pristine wilderness areas.
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A gotta have to experience the mountains.

Was an easy process to get jeep, very helpful and informative. Right in town. Offered it to us the night before so we wouldn't have to pick up in morning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was an easy process to get jeep, very helpful and informative. Right in town. Offered it to us the night before so we wouldn't have to pick up in morning.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a complicated review. Parts of our experience were 1 star and parts were 5+ stars. I reserved two standard 2 door wranglers (automatics) for our family of six. The first two Jeeps we were shown we manuals. When I informed the staff we had reserved automatics, I immediately saw the look of panic on their faces. After a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I rode in a side by side ATV with a group of about 9 people. When we arrived we were quickly checked in and fitted with helmets. The surprising thing was there was no pre-ride talk telling us what to expect or making sure everyone was comfortable with their ATV. It seemed very rushed. There were two... More 

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The ride was awesome! Our guide was great! He made us feel comfortable and gave us great information regarding the mountains, etc. Such a magnificent place to visit! I would definitely recommend San Juan Backcountry to anyone interested in a blood pumping, amazing ride!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Rented for Jeeps with family for a day in the mountains. We all went with standard Jeeps instead of paying extra for the Rubicons... Apparently nobody uses the Rubicons because they were all clean and looked brand new. Our Jeeps were older, dirty, and full of mechanical problems. The Jeep I drove had a back window that wouldn't close and... More 

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Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this review

tlsharratt, First I want to thank you for coming out to play with us! Being a small family business we love sharing our back yard with all. I am sorry yall had troubles, I know that the automatic that we picked up was in 4wd High. All instructions and paperwork you sign states to use 4wd low, as it will... More 

City of Durango, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

June 9,2015 My sons and I went on a ATV ride with Ben. He was friendly and knowledgeable even though he had only been In Silverton a month. He took time to stop if we wanted and asked to take family pictures for us. The views were so gorgeous! There was still snow on the ground in some places but... More 

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Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this review

Karen V, Thank you so much for taking a moment and dropping us a line! Nothing brings a smile to our face more than hearing about the fun you had and our guides making the most of your experience!! We were very lucky to get Ben! He has quickly become a fan favorite! Hope your time in our neck of... More 

Yukon, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I booked the Durango Silverton Combo Trip that included an afternoon of riding an ATV aka RAZOR thru the backwoods of the San Juan Mountains for my Boyfriend's Bday on Friday, May 29th ~ this was the first ATV trip thru the Mountains that i had ever taken although my Boyfriend rides motorcycles all of the time so he was... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Spent a while thinking about where to hire ATV. Went with Silverton as looked a bit more interesting passing the old mining towns. Decided on a tour for an extra $50. This was a good idea for a first timer and our guide mark knew where we could and couldn't go as many trails still closed with snow. I loved... More 

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Perth Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were a group of 6 booked a 2 hr snow mobiling afternoon tour. No sooner had we left the base one of the other motors started having problems. Instead of taking that snow mobile back to the base and swapping it over the mechanic then started trying to fix it..and we all waited and waited, then lift off and... More 

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Shelbina, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The day we were to ride the bus up to Silverton from Durango, take a jeep ride through the backcountry then ride the train back began very rainy. We were in the clouds the entire ride to Silverton & when we went to get off the bus the driver informed us the tracks had been washed out. Crazy Bob was... More 

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Address: Address: 1119 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: 800-494-8687
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton

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