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.
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!
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.
For the full San Juan Backcountry experience, we recommend our total package which allows you to add a round trip train ride and an overnight stay to any of our offerings for just $200! Please call for details.