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San Juan Backcountry

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Address: 1119 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: +1 800-494-8687
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Summer:

Rent a Jeep, ATV, Dirt Bike, Street Bike or a Mountain Bike OR take...

Summer:

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.

Winter:

Come ride with us starting at Molas Lake Campground on a snowmobile tour that you will never forget! On the perfect day you will arrive up at almost 13k feet, on top of the Grand Turk, where purgatory looks like just a hop skip and jump away!

Or come rent skis, snowboards, sleds or ice skate at Kendall mountain and enjoy all the powder we have to offer! Best rates in Sw Colorado!

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An Awesome Experience!

My brother and I took the ATV tour, and it was amazing! The scenery is incredible. We went the beginning of October, and the weather was perfect. The aspens were bright yellow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
LuciaJ91
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My brother and I took the ATV tour, and it was amazing! The scenery is incredible. We went the beginning of October, and the weather was perfect. The aspens were bright yellow, the mountains capped with snow, and it was altogether perfect. Our guide went out of his way to make it a fun and memorable experience!

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Troy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were camping in Silverton in September and rented a quad for the day. it was so much fun and enabled four of us to explore the mountains in one vehicle that could climb over the rocky steep roads/trails. The people at San Juan Backcountry are so friendly and helpful. We will definitely do this again!

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Bentonville, AR
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I called in April to book a tour, as I was planning to drive from Arkansas and tour with this company to visit Animas Forks in particular. The day before my scheduled tour, I was called and asked how many people were in my party. I had already told them it was just me when I booked. Was told that... More 

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If you want to go into the backcountry, by all means take the 4-hour Suburban tour and hope you get Bob as your guide. He filled our heads with so much history of the area, and cracked a joke or two. He was a lot of fun! The tour was spectacular in scenery. We would never seen this without taking... More 

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Thank Kathy R
Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this review

Kathy R, Thank you so much for letting us know Bob did a great job. I can't believe in 4 hours he only cracked two jokes?!?!? Bob is amazing at guiding and we are lucky to have him. It makes a hard summer all worth it to know that we brought joy to you in our backyard! Thank you so... More 

Maryville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The 4 hour suburban tour was made more enjoyable by our guide Bob! He was a great tour guide and off road driver. He was very knowledgable about the area and we even got to see 2 bears! We took our dog with us too and he had a great time too. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!aoffroadriver

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

Tmo, I love it when our guest see wildlife! The beauty and history are amazing on their own, but to sprinkle in a bit of wildlife in with it is unbeatable in my opinion! We are blessed to live where we do and appreciate you giving us a chance to show you around! Beautiful Bob does a good job we... More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I had a problem with my motorcycle, and decided to get one more day of riding by renting a bike. This was the only place that had a dirt bike for rent. The only one of three rental bikes that was in running condition was a DR400 Suzuki. The bike looked scruffy and the tires were very worn, but I... More 

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

Jh1545, I am sorry his happened and we always want everything top notch when it goes out, but let's call it like it is. My wife did inform you that our season was coming to close and all bikes needed tires and were away for season. You pulled at her heart string with your sad story of coming all this... More 

Neosho, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Our tour guide was Ben and he did a great job. We absolutely had a blast with his tour. Ben was knowledgeable about the area we covered and it was very interesting things that we learned about. He also took several pictures of my husband and I and we really appreciated that. Our absolute favorite part of the trip was... More 

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

Rhonda, Thank you so much for going and splashing in our water with our atvs! I knew Ben was a fun guide, but had no idea he was a photographer as well! We guarantee our tours, Ben guarantees his photos!?!? Ha! we truly thank your for coming and giving us an opportunity to be a part of your vacation! We... More 

Crawfordsville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Bob from San Juan Backcountry took us on our tour. He was wonderful knew so much about the land and what had gone in during the time of mining. He was also very entertaining. He was also a lot of fun and gave us a wonderful experience in the high mountains. Would next been able to drive those roads on... More 

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Thank Phyllis C
Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this review

Phyllis C, I am blessed and honored that you allowed us to be part of your vacation! Sometimes being in the passenger seat allows you to see things you would have not seen otherwise. I know everytime I ride with Bob I am amazed at what I missed when driving myself.....plus he cracks me up! Thanks again for plying with... More 

Ruidoso, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My husband and I went on the ATV trip with Ben. He is very knowledgeable about the area and we really had a great time. Lunch was really good too! The best part was we were able to really get going pretty fast in the ATV, which sure added to the fun. Lots of great pictures and super great memories.... More 

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Thank Vicki H
Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this review

Vicki, I am thrilled you loved our tour! Atvs are a great way to see the backcountry. The train is just a more relaxed way to get down the mountain and allows you to wipe the dust before you get back to civilization!?!? We are lucky to have Ben and love to hear that he made a lasting impression on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We took this ATV tour out of Silverton, what an awesome adventure! The guides were knowledgable and fun, they stopped occasionally to fill us in on what we were seeing. They took pictures of us crossing deep water, so fun! Lunch included was from a local eatery and we enjoyed that in a historic ghost town before heading back, we... More 

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Thank Karen H
Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this review

Karen H, We try to out every little detail and thought in to all we do and as a small family business it warms our hearts to know that you felt it all! Thank you so much for coming and playing with us and letting us know you enjoyed it. Can't wait to see you again! More 

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