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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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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

October 10, 2014...Tony was our guide....awesome tour. We had a blast and loved the wet weather. Tony definitely knew the history of the area, we stopped a few places on the trail for him to tell us the significance of the area. The scenery is amazing! I do wish the trail back was different than the trail there. If you're... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were excited about doing a Silverton ATV tour with San Juan Backcountry, but worried about the late September weather. When making the reservations, we were assured that the tour would be cancelled and we would get a full refund if the weather did not cooperate. Well, the weather did not cooperate. It was snowing in the high country and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were bused to Silverton for our 3 hr ATV tour. There were only 3 of us and we had 1 ATV and 1 side by side. Dan was our tour guide and he had lots of great information about the beautiful mountains. We went up trails on the mountain side with steep drops offs! It was scary but gorgeous!... More

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Midway, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We had planned to rent a jeep and go on our own. So happy we didn't! Our guide Freddie was amazing! He knows this area so well and was very accommodating to our every need. I can't imagine coming to the beautiful mountains and not see what the back country is like. Saw ghost towns, old munes, and breathtaking mountain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I just came back from my first true back country Jeep trip in the San Juan's. Our guide was Tony Vowel and he provided us with a truly rememberable experience. We tried to get over Cinnamon and Engineer Pass. Unfortunately, both passes were closed, but Tony got as as far as the Jeep could get us. We hiked a bit... More

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Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Silverton by train and we were spending the night. After lunch we were walking on the Main Street and decided to take a jeep ride. San Juan backcountry suggested a 4 hour tour in the mountains. Crazy Bob was our driver. What a treat. We went by some mines, and up to Black Bear Pass. Bob's knowledge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a wonderful tour of the San Juan Mountains. Our guide, Freddie, was so knowledgeable and shared so many interesting facts. We would highly recommend taking one of their tours of their beautiful area. Thank you, Rick & Vivian.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I took the lunch ATV tour as a package provide with the Durango Train. To save some money we reserved the side by side ATV. We took the bus to Silverton and Tony, our tour guide, was promptly waiting for us upon our arrival to the town. We quickly geared up and man... we had such a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

WOW. This was a great adventure and our guide (Wild Mike)was awesome. Will be doing this again!!!! Quality family entertainment

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West Point, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The tour bus from Durango took us to Silverton where our tour guide Dan was waiting for us. He gave us an experience we will never forget. We rented the side by sides and had the best day of our whole trip to the area. We rode up high into the mountains on rocky trails, thru streams to some old... More

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