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Address: 1119 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: 800-494-8687
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Description: Rent a Jeep, ATV, Dirt Bike, Street Bike or a Mountain Bike OR take a...
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.
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Made a rainy day fun!

The day we were to ride the bus up to Silverton from Durango, take a jeep ride through the backcountry then ride the train back began very rainy. We were in the clouds the entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Shelbina, Missouri
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Perth Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were a group of 6 booked a 2 hr snow mobiling afternoon tour. No sooner had we left the base one of the other motors started having problems. Instead of taking that snow mobile back to the base and swapping it over the mechanic then started trying to fix it..and we all waited and waited, then lift off and... More 

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Shelbina, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The day we were to ride the bus up to Silverton from Durango, take a jeep ride through the backcountry then ride the train back began very rainy. We were in the clouds the entire ride to Silverton & when we went to get off the bus the driver informed us the tracks had been washed out. Crazy Bob was... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

October 10, 2014, we had a fantastic ATV Tour with Tony, our guide. Awesome tour. The weather for us desert dwellers from Arizona was fabulous. We had rain, hail, and sleet on the ride. We were smart enough to bring winter clothing since this area can climb to 11,000' and with it being October and in the Fall season, we... More 

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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

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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