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San Juan Backcountry

1119 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433
800-494-8687
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

They are the only group out of Silverton. They have rentals for ATVS and Jeeps for the "do it yourselfers". They also have guided tours with a modified ATV and Suburbans. Their minuim of 2 keeps the groups small, however, the can accomodate more. Their prices are really great and they have a full range of tours in and around... More

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York, PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Did the ATV tour with my entire family (8 of us total) and everyone loved it! From Dad at 70 years old to my nephew, age 13. We had 6 drivers and two teens as riders. Our tour was mostly just our family with another couple for a total of 10 with two guides. Larry and Cody were super fun... More

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

Jennliner, I have to say thank you to ya'll, as you were one of the few tours I have had an opportunity to get out with and I am glad I did!! I must say ya'll made it easy riding like experts and loving the beauty possibly more than we do?!?! I will give ol' Cody a pat on the... More

Lake Odessa, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We signed up for an evening tour. Our driver was Andy and he was very knowledgeable and alot of fun. He drove us in an old Suburban back & forth on switchback old mining trails to a beautiful lake between the mountains. Then when he saw a jeep on a higher trail he took us up that trail to where... More

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

Judy, I am so glad you enjoyed our little bit of heaven called Silverton. Andy is the new kid on the block so we are glad to hear that he is making a name for himself. We are still debating about the nick name.....suggestions? We hope you loved it as much as we do and hope to see you soon!! More

Bridgeport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a beautiful early morning tour. Our tour guide "Crazy Bob" made it very informative and interesting. Enjoyed having him as a guide just as much as getting to see the scenery. We enjoyed every minute. Definitely will do this again!!!!!!

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

Cannsmith I have to say you summed it up as "Legandary"! We must admit we are a bit bias, but we too believe Crazy Bob is Legandary. Believe it or not we ask him to hold some back, so he doesnt out shine the sun! Thanks for adding to the CB wall, lol! See you next year! More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I just took a 4 hour jeep tour hosted by "Crazy Bob." Don't know why he wears that label as he navigated narrow, rocky back country roads with skill, and attention to the comfort of guests not accustomed to high mountain terrain. Bob knew where to find old mines, but 2 my great delight, he knew where to find wildflowers.... More

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

423dina, The Crazy in Crazy Bob, I would account to the amount of fun that is wrapped up in the Bob, Crazy Fun. We are delighted to hear your delight and hear that our CB still has it and know he is delivering the goods. Thanks for telling the world about our CB and the beautiful views. Hope to see... More

Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Bob is always fun to be with. He is knowledgable and willing to please. We appreciate his concern with protecting the fragile environment. And, being a good driver!

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

Mrs. Peggy and Mr John, Thank you for coming out and experiencing Crazy Bob, while checking out our backyard. It is always great to hear that our customers notice and appreciate the care we take of our beloved mountains. Hope to see you again and make a hat trick or turkey if your a bowler?!?! More

Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wanted to rent a jeep for 4 people for 4 hours their price was $300. Went to resreve it for the next day and they said it was $350 because they only had a diffrent model for the next day. When asked what was the difference, they said just a diffrent company, then when i went to pay they said... More

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

Numinmasforrol D, I do truly apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding. We do have 4seater utvs that run 300-350 for a half day, depending on what kind of ride you want or units we have left for that day. Our jeeps run from 150-225 for the day, difference being a Wrangler x or Rubicon, 2dr or 4dr. Being a family... More

Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While Visiting the town of Silverton the week of July 7 2014 Me and my 2 boys rented a Kawasaki side by side for a day. It was a great day and great way to spend time with my boys. We made it to Lake City about 50 miles away when the side by side threw a belt on the... More

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

jjjwin1, I greatly appreciate the feed back and truly apologize for the broken belt! We do all we can in preventative maintenance and premium parts, but sometimes Mr Murphy strikes regardless. I hope Crazy Bob gave you a good tour on the way back to Silverton, showing you the spots that only he knows! We truly hope to see you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a four hour guided tour on side-by-side ATV's. Our guide was Ed and he knows the mountains around Silverton. It was raining when we started out, but Ed navigated us to some blue sky and then the weather cleared for the rest of the trip. Unbelievable sights and insights into the history of the area. We always felt... More

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

Mike P, I cant tell you how happy to hear about your time with Mr. Ed! Had I known he could part the clouds and rain to blue sky, I would utilize him in a lot of other areas. At least send all other tours behind him!?!?! Ha, to clear the skies is quite the feat and I know he... More

Riverside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As soon as we got off the bus in Silverton, we were greeted by a very cheerful older gentleman who called himself "Crazy Bob". He asked us how we wanted to spend the day after we toured the gold mine, and how much time we had. He offered to show us the museums and history of Silverton, or take us... More

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

Angie A, I would have to agree that Crazy Bob lives up to his name and provides some great experiences and Ernie has to be one the best at the Old Hundred! Both men have been around the block and the stories to prove it!! We hope to see you again soon! More

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