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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 August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me and my father spent a full day with our tour guide Tony seeing old and mostly intact mining sites. The best was a nearly complete tram station. It was a blast. This is a must for anyone. This is my second atv tour I have been on and plan to have many more!

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Friendly, fabulous folks and knowledgeable about the area. Ed Q. took our group on the 4 hour ATV guided tour way up about 13,000 ft to see all the wildflowers, snow, old mine with marmots, waterfalls and of course took us through the run-off from the rain! He stopped often for pictures for the moms. :) My family had a... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was the best way to see the area with no stress. Our guide, Crazy Bob took all over the high country and had the knowledge to tell us amazing things about the area. The trip was one fantastic adventure and I would recommend this to anyone. The tour was much better than renting a vehicle. He drove, we were... More

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

Georgia K, I would have to agree....the passenger seat is the best place to see the best views. The key is to have a great driver and if you look at the reviews, CB is a good one!!! We hope to see you soon!!! More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Checked out Stoney Pass and Silver Lake by means of 4x4. Spectacular understates the alpine scenery and vast fields of vivid windflowers dominating the tundra. Our driver, Doug, was a great companion and brilliantly negotiated some pretty iffy "roads". Kudos to Doug and San Juan Backcountry for a stellar experience. We'll be back!

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

Hotter64, We are so happy that you enjoyed our little piece of Heaven. Sometimes the trails can look not to heavenly, but with Doug at the helm it makes it alright. Thanks for dropping us a line and we cant wait to see you again!! More

Phoenix, Arizona
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53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

Herman002, Thank you so much for letting us take you out. We love to hear about all the adventures our folks have, especially with Crazy Bob! Hope to see you again. More

York, PA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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
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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

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