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San Juan Backcountry

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Address: Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: +1 800 494 8687


Rent a Jeep, ATV, Dirt Bike, Street Bike or a Mountain Bike OR take...


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.


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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Michael Constantine made this trip AMAZING!

We spent a couple of days in Silverton, CO. And didn't know which to do and we decided to take the San Juan back country tour. We had Michael as our guide. Let me just say that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John R
Fresno, Texas, United States
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Fresno, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a couple of days in Silverton, CO. And didn't know which to do and we decided to take the San Juan back country tour. We had Michael as our guide. Let me just say that Michael made this trip not only exciting but he was well educated and informed of the area. He was also incredible with showing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Silverton on a day trip while in Durango. Pre made my reservation. Had a mix up,but turned out ok. Very laid back business atmosphere. Got there a little early was told to hang out, went outside to sit on the bench no one came to get me and I almost missed my ride. Luckily went inside to check what... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're more hikers than 4 wheel enthusiast but one of our friend really wanted to drive around the mountains so we have it a try. The rental process is fairly quick and the drive was fun with plenty of great views and a few very exciting dips and climbs on the roads. Being from New Orleans I was a little... More 

Thank KBTiger83
Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chad,a very good tour guide,took us on a very good tour of the best trails that the Silverton area has. Chad is extremely knowledgeable of area,and takes pride in the mountains. Will take you any where you want, but will also take you on easier trails if you're new. Take a guided tour to learn trails before going on your... More 

Thank peytonmm18
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't comment on the tours, and my guess is that the customer service on the tours is great, but we've rented a jeep from San Juan several times in the last few years to tour on our own with a family member that knows the backcountry, and they seemed like they could care less. I was the only customer... More 

Thank dulacdoc
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed the half day ride and it was a highlight of our trip. Thank you for recommending the ATV over the jeep. It was a much smoother rides. Animas Forks was great.

Thank Lloyd G
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My grandson & I walked into the office last week because Mild to Wild Rafting had cancelled a trip we had scheduled two months earlier. The lady in the San Juan BACKCOUNTRY office was very accommodating and scheduled a trip within a few minutes with Michael Constantine as our guide. He was GREAT!! Michael was extremely knowledgeable of the area... More 

Thank geverett2016
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have traveled to Southwest Colorado for the past 15 years and we've done pretty much every outdoor activity imaginable, with the exception of exploring the backcountry on ATVs. We decided to try this, and without a doubt, it was the most AMAZING experience and fun we've had in years. I highly recommend Michael, to take you... More 

Thank Amy Z
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys have every imaginable type of machine to rent for back country exploring. I was fortunate enough to get a Suzuki single seater that handled the trails well, and then Michael was our tour guide, and he topped off a five-star day. He is very knowledgeable of Silverton, SW Colorado, and the San Juan range. We toured up from... More 

Thank Kent S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a half day ATV tour. We had an amazing guide, Michael Constantine, who we would recommend if you go! We will request him again when we return! It was amazing and spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. We had several stops where Michael educated us about the area. We saw waterfalls, old mining structures and mine... More 

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