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San Juan Backcountry

Silverton, CO 81433
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Had the best time!!

We had the most amazing time with Michael! His knowledge about the area was wonderful and showed us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aaren T
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Denver
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Lack of communication

My family rented a UTV from San Juan Backcountry because we wanted to add one more along with our... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Blake S
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Summer: 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. Winter: Come ride with us starting at Molas Lake Campground on a snowmobile tour that you will never forget! On the perfect day you will arrive up at almost 13k feet, on top of the Grand Turk, where purgatory looks like just a hop skip and jump away! Or come rent skis, snowboards, sleds or ice skate at Kendall mountain and enjoy all the powder we have to offer! Best rates in Sw Colorado!
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Silverton, CO 81433
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time with Michael! His knowledge about the area was wonderful and showed us the hidden gems of the area! One thing don't book thru the train do it thru then directly so you can have an even more amazing adventure!...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

My family rented a UTV from San Juan Backcountry because we wanted to add one more along with our Razor we were bringing. We needed to change something about the reservation but could not get anyone to call us back, answer the phone, or respond...More

Thank Blake S
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Larrypowersports, Owner at San Juan Backcountry, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Blake S, So sorry to hear that you had troubles. Being our 13th year in business we pride ourselves in customer service. Unfortunately we are a seasonal business and have been away on holiday for my wife and I 18th anniversary. We are a small...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Brent was a wonderful tour guide. He made sure everyone was having fun, was willing to take photos for us, and he was well informed about the area. My only complaint about the tour was that I didn't choose a longer one! The atvs ran...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip. Thanks to the most knowlegeable and patient tour giude we have ever met. The Honda I drove was a sweet ride. The paddle shifter on steering wheel a bonus! Thank you Michael C.and San Juan Backcountry.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

My tour had a rocky start when my preordered vegetarian lunch consisted of being told "to just pick the meat off" my sandwich:( Luckily we were quickly on the road with Brent, lunch mishap forgotten. Brent is very knowledgeable, super enthusiastic, and just a ton...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Our ATV excursion turned into a Jeep tour due to cold/ wet weather. We were beyond satisfied with our tour. Brent went above and beyond his duties to make sure we had a great time! The views were just breath taking. Brent was very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a great 1/2 day trip with Brent. I give him the strongest reviews!! Brent was very attentive to our needs to get us set up to get on the road and then once out in the hills, he is so knowledgeable about the...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Four friends took the ATV tour with Brent and he was awesome! He was very patient with us as we were not the most experienced riders. He was very knowledgeable on the area and let us explore. I would definitely recommend that you request Brent...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We came to silverton on the train and booked a jeep tour. Our driver was the best! Brent has a can do attitude and made us feel welcome from the moment we met him. The amount of knowledge this young man has on the area...More

Thank Eddie M
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

The first time we came here was a couple months ago. It was summer and we didn't think we needed gloves and jackets, but we did. Thankfully they have plenty of warm clothes they let you use. The lady recommended I grab some so I...More

Thank Kenneth L
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend going on one of their guided tours. We went on an all day trip with this company to and from Lake City from City (went over Engineer pass going to then Cinnamon pass on return in early June. The guides... More
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