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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide Bill took us on an ATV ride that we really enjoyed. We were able to see so many great sites. Because we were experienced riders we got through the planned trail pretty quickly so Bill took us to an additional destination that we just loved. Lunch was great, the staff was super friendly and the vehicles that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Took the bus from Durango to Silverton. Immediately boarded a vehicle to the San Juan Backcountry office only a couple of blocks away. Within minutes, Dan was leading us on rocky trails to view old mining areas. Scenery was spectacular and lunch was provided. He was a perfect guide, giving us space to go at our own pace. It was... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad trip sounded lovely but a few TripAdvisor reviews mentioned taking the train both ways is a little sedate. We decided to go with a package that combined train and ATVs. The ATV ride with San Juan was the best decision we could have made. After a scenic bus ride from Durango to Silverton we were... More

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Stillwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I took an 8-hour guided jeep tour. It was AWESOME (even though it rained on and off all day! Really enjoyed our guide (Tony). He was very personal, informative, & fun! Thought about renting the jeep but so glad I didn't have to drive & look at maps. It was pleasure just enjoying the view...and hearing about... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The first tour was Maggie Gulch to see the flowers in July. The second was to Sunnyside mine to collect rocks and see the aspen starting to turn. He knows a lot about mines and gave us lots of info. Sara C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Me and my wife Vicky had never been in this area and wanted to drive in the area to see the mountain views ,everyone said you have to rent a jeep, but I wanted to enjoy and be able to see the same things and not just the road. So we booked a 8 hour tour with a guide. We... More

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Poolesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tony was awesome as he guided us to all kinds of really awesome places and gave really deep knowledge discussions of mining, techniques, history, engineering, and the people themselves. My friend Bob and I enjoyed this all day trip. Since we both had a lot of experience with snowmobiles, waverunners, and motorcycles, learning how to be pros with ATV's was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

In late July 2014 we were passing through Silverton, Colorado and, on a whim, stopped in to the San Juan Backcountry office. We immediately booked a 2 hour trip which would leave in 1 hour. We had lunch, returned to San Juan and there met Crazy Bob, our 80+ year old tour guide. He asked what we wanted to see... More

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