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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 July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Starkville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4x4 tour with this company. It lasted 4 hours and we were lucky to basically have a private tour with our driver, Doug, who was extremely knowledgeable about the area (he's been driving for them for years). We debated between the 4x4 and ATV tour but after a tough hike the day before, we decided the... More

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Altus, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had the time of our lives on July 4 thanks to "Crazy Bob"! The jeep tour exceeded our expectations and will be a memory we will share with anyone who will listen! We booked the tour last minute with the thought of escaping the crowds gathered to celebrate. It was the best part of our 5 day visit to... More

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

Kristen thank you for taking Crazy Bob out on the fourth. I know we all are honored to be the best spent $ on your trip. Crazy Bob makes us a great family owned company, we are blessed to have him. Hope to see next 4th! More

Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending our morning with our tour guide Bob a few weeks ago. It was wonderful. The outfit is professional yet relaxed. Our son is on the autism spectrum so we requested a private tour. Bob helped cater to him to create a great trip . We loved the mountain, the waterfalls and the ghost town... More

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

Chicago Gal we agree Crazy Bob is the best! This started off as a San Juan Backcountry review and Crazy Bob has quickly become a internet sensation?!?! We are so grateful that you chose us to spend time with. Im sure CB will incorporate ya'lls experience in with all the other stories! More

Frederick, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

On a whim, our girl scout troop decided to do "something new" and signed on for a half day jeep tour. Short/sweet: an incredibly excellent choice! Our guide (Doug Bogart) gave us a thrilling introduction to the San Juan mining country. Doug immersed us in views, history, nature, views, wildflowers, wildlife, views, snow patches, rocks, views, jeeping roads, ghost towns,... More

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

David I am so glad you came in and that we were able to get you to the top of the world.......was the view ok? Lol, Doug is one of the wisest men I know and I am glad you got to experience our backyard with him! More

San Antonio, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We booked the Old Hundred mine tour through the Durango-Silverton railroad. After a 1 hour bus ride to Silverton, we were met by Freddie. We hopped in his vehicle and away we went to the mine. During our drive up to the mine, Freddie pointed out innumerable points of interest as we drove along. All along those mountains are old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We signed up for a four hour ATV tour having never driven one before. The 4 seater vehicle was in good operating condition and handled well. Having just been to Stony pass the day before Doug Bogart, our guide, decided to take us over the just opened Corkscrew pass. We made it all the way over and down the other... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My family and I had a great time on our jeep tour. Not only did we see mines, caves, old buildings, waterfalls but our tour guide, Crazy Bob made are time even better. He was funny, cool and you could tell he loved his job but he also gave us lots of information. Our guide was a really good driver... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our ATV ride on June 8th. We were taken on the Alpine Loop. Saw some beautiful sites up and back to Silverton. The lunch provided was good. The weather was a surprise, a snow squall for about 1/2 hour, but fun to drive in. We went up and down rocky roads,... More

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