San Juan Backcountry Reservations

Guided ATV Tours

Starting at $130

Enjoy riding your own ATV while exploring mines, mills and ghost towns. Explore the back roads of this gorgeous backcountry and take pictures of waterfalls, wildlife or whatever the next turn brings you. Smell the wildflowers and take in all the beauty that will surround you.

UTVs on a dirt road.

Guided 4x4 Suburban Tours

Starting at $60

Please reserve your Durango & Silverton guided tour dates and equipment as soon as possible, especially during peak season. (June through mid-August)

San Juan Backcountry blue 4x4 truck

Guided Historical Tour

Starting at $95

This one hour guided tour via tram and easy walking takes you a 1/3 of a mile into Galena Mountain at 10,000 feet above sea level, where you will follow the vein and learn how hard rock mining was done. Your experienced “miner guide” will demonstrate authentic mining equipment used back in mining’s heyday!

people in front of museum for historical tour

Guided Mine Tour

Starting at $40

Although the mines of the San Juan’s are now silent, take a step back in time and experience what it must have been like to be a miner in the San Juan’s many years ago. The underground world of hard rock mining is rarely seen by outsiders.

Man operating old mining equipment.

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