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La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango

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    Make your way to the tour office for morning or afternoon departure, then board an open-top Jeep for the trip to La Plata Canyon, which has the distinctive, U-shaped landscape left by ancient glaciers. With peaks on either side of the scenic canyon, you’ll have great views throughout the drive, while riding higher and higher into the mountains.
    Watch for wildlife as you follow rugged Jeep trails past several small waterfalls and mountain rivers. Climb to alpine meadows to find bright wildflowers, then discover La Plata City, an abandoned mining town that was first established in the frontier days of 1875, with visible remnants of old mining claims.
    You’ll reach Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet (3,658 mt.) above sea level, with majestic views to Cortez and Telluride, and a bird’s-eye perspective on spruce tree forests, peaks, and river valleys. Following your time at the pass, trace the Jeep roads back out of La Plata Canyon and return to the original departure point, where this tour concludes.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    On July 11, 2019, my 80 yr old parents, my sons, and myself, took the 8:30 am jeep tour to the La Plata Mountains. Jay was our driver and we cannot say enough good things about him. It was no ordinary tour, because about mid...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

    We had so much fun. What a beautiful place and an amazing experience. We were fortunate that it was just myself and my two teenage kids 19 and 16. We took the afternoon tour. Our tour guide Jared was awesome. He was very informative and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank JElsholz2015
    Reviewed June 20, 2019

    We took the half-day Jeep tour with Jay as our guide on our first full day in Durango. Jay was super personable and made the whole experience a pleasure. Our group included our family of four (two children, ages 7 and 10) and an older...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank annbellworley
    Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

    Comparing what the videos show on the website and what we received were very different couldn’t hear him talking as he was explaining things just too loud he needed a mic system overall disappointing would not recommend

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank gw0lfe
    Reviewed August 27, 2018

    Our trip started early in the morning in a modified truck that could seat up to 12 passengers. Three rows with four butts per row. We were 9 so seated 3x3 and that was fairly comfortable. We were taken by Jerry, our guide & driver,...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Mark D
    mild2wild, Owner at La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

    Thanks for your description of our Rivers and Trails trip (1/2 day raft, and 1/2 day jeep tour). The jeep tour is quite bumpy on these un-maintained, old mining roads so it is not recommended for those with back problems. Some of our other tours,...More

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