San Juan Backcountry Tours and Rentals
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Explore the Majestic San Juan Backcountry --
Jeep, 4X4, ATV, UTV or Dirt Bike
San Juan Backcountry was established in the 1990s. San Juan is one of the oldest touring Company's in Colorado. The San Juan area around Silverton, Colorado is America's most pristine wilderness!
We are excited to offer guided tours of the majestic San Juan Backcountry. Whether you choose an ATV, UTV, 4x4 or dirt bike, our backcountry guides will safely lead you through spectacular scenery and show you Colorado's history.
Please Note New Law: No one under 13 is permitted on an ATV.
Come join San Juan Backcountry with a most fascinating historical tour of Silverton, Colorado. We begin out at San Juan Backcountry Headquarters, and as we go through town, your guide will acquaint you with the historical sites along the way up to Cunningham Gulch and the Old Hundred Gold Mine.
Includes Lunch, Old Hundred Mine Tour, Mining Museum, and 1902 Jail.
Box Lunch includes: Large sandwich, potato chips, candy bar, bottled water, and a souvenir "string backpack". Sandwich choices are: Ham, roast beef, turkey or vegetarian.
11am to 2pm: Adults (12+): $110; Children (ages 4-11): $75; Children 3 and under are Free.
4X4 TOURS: In an open top Suburban which allows you to stand up and take wonderful pictures along the way.
11am-2pm: Adults (12+): $80; Children (Ages 4-11): $60.
9am-5pm: Adults (12+): $150; Children (Ages 4-11): $90.
ATV AND UTV TOURS: Allows you to do the driving.
11am-2pm ATV: Adults (12+): $180 (single rider); $230 (2 riders)
11am-2pm UTV 2 seater: $250
11am-2pm UTV 4 seater: $360
11am-2pm UTV 6 seater: $450
From 9,318 feet in Silverton, to over 13,000 feet! That's where we take you in the comfort of our open-topped suburbans. Let our professional drivers treat you to a day of spectacular scenery and history all rolled into one.
4x4 Guided Tour Prices
Full Day Tour: Adult $150; Children (Ages 4-11) $90 (included lunch)
4 Hour Custom Tour: Adult $80; Children (Ages 4-11) $45
2 Hour Tour: Adult $60; Children (Ages 4-11) $40
2-1/2 Hour Evening Tour: Adult $60; Children (Ages 4-11) $40
Ask about our 4X4 TOUR & TRAIN PACKAGE -- We are happy to pick you up in Durango.
There are over 700 miles of Jeep trails! As you drive, you will be traveling over old wagon roads and seeing ghost towns, mines, wildflowers and waterfalls.
The most popular routes are the Alpine Loop and the Ophir-Imogene Loop. We have maps. There are many routes to take and we will be happy to suggest the best options based on what you want to see and where you want to go.
Choose between hard and soft top; and, between automatic and stick shift. Our vehicles are inspected after every rental.
RENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Drivers must be 25 years old and have a valid driver's license and show proof of full coverage insurance. A credit card in the driver's name is required.
Rubicon Jeep Rental Rates
Half-Day 2-door Jeeps: $150 Per Half Day + 11% Tax
Full Day 2-door Jeeps: $200 Per Day + 11% Tax
Half-Day 4-door Jeeps: $200 per Half Day + 11% Tax
Full Day 4-door Jeeps: $250 Per Day + 11% Tax
Pick up time: 8am; Return time: 5pm
We also rent our Rubicons for 2-7 days please call for rates and availability: 800-494-8687.
Jeeps must be returned with a full tank of gas or there will be an additional charge.
San Juan Backcountry offers both Guided ATV and UTV Tours and unguided ATV and UTV Rental. If you enjoy the outdoors, this is a great adventure!
Enjoy riding your own All-Terrain Vehicle while exploring the mines, ghost towns, smelling the wildflowers and taking in all the beauty around you, such as waterfalls and wildlife. Our customers come away loving the San Juan Backcountry and come back year after year.
Include with your ATV and UTV Tour or Rental are a helmet with face shield or goggles, full tank of gas, instructions & safety tips for your ATV and UTV, and ATV and UTV drop off/pickup at the trail of your choice.
RENTAL REQUIREMENTS: To operate an ATV and UTV you must be at least 16 years old with a driver's license.
ATV and UTV Tour Prices
EARLY BIRD ATV AND UTV GUIDED TOURS: 8-10:30am
1 Person ATV: $130
2 Person ATV: $180
2 Seater UTV: $230
4 Seater UTV: $310
6 Seater UTV: $350
2-HOUR ATV AND UTV GUIDED TOURS: 8:30-10:30am OR 2:30-4:30pm
1 Person ATV: $150
2 Person ATV: $175
2 Seater UTV: $240
4 Seater UTV: $270
6 Seater UTV: $325
HALF DAY ATV AND UTV GUIDED TOURS: 8am-12pm OR 1pm-5pm:
1 Person ATV: $200
2 Person ATV: $250
2 Seater UTV: $260
4 Seater UTV: $360
6 Seater UTV: $425
FULL DAY ATV AND UTV GUIDED TOURS INCLUDES LUNCH: 9am-5pm
1 Person ATV: $250
2 Person ATV: $300
2 Seater UTV: $310
4 Seater UTV: $440
6 Seater UTV: $500
ATV and UTV Rental Rates
2-hour ATV Rental: $100 (single rider); $140 (2 riders) + 11% Tax.
HALF DAY ATV AND UTV RENTAL: 8am-12pm; OR 1pm-5pm
1 Person ATV: $140 + 11% Tax.
2 Person ATV: $190 + 11% Tax.
2 Seater UTV: $200 + 11% Tax.
4 Seater UTV: $300 + 11% Tax.
6 Seater UTV: $350 + 11% Tax.
FULL DAY ATV AND UTV RENTAL: 8am-5pm
1 Person ATV: $200 + 11% Tax.
2 Person ATV: $240 + 11% Tax.
2 Seater UTV: $250 + 11% Tax.
4 Seater UTV: $375 + 11% Tax.
6 Seater UTV: $425 + 11% Tax.
We also rent our ATV and UTVs for 2-7 days please call for rates and availability: 800-494-8687.
10% Discount with rental of 4 or more ATVs and UTVs. All rental rates are subject to change without notice.
Rent a Dirt Bike and enjoy the backcountry in a way you never have before! Make sure you bring a jacket because it can get cold in the upper elevations. Bring your riding gear, we rent Goggles for $5.
RENTALS INCLUDE: Helmet, full tank of gasoline, and instructions.
HALF DAY RENTAL: 8am-12pm; OR 1-5pm OR 2:30-6:30pm: $150 + 11% Tax.
FULL DAY RENTAL: 8am-5pm: $195 + 11% Tax.
REQUIREMENTS TO RENT: Must have Motorcycle License with Insurance.
OFFICE LOCATION: 1119 Greene Street, Silverton Colorado 81433.
For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: 800-494-8687; 970-387-5565, mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Elevation: 9318 feet above sea level.
- Region: Silverton - Southwest, Colorado
- Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card.
- Phone: In common area.
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 20
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 5/1 to 10/31
- Ghost Town: On site.
- Jeep Trails: Trails start on site. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
- Jeep Rentals: On site. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
- Jeep Tours: On site (off road, back-country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
- ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
- ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Rentals: On site.
- ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Tours: On site.
- ATV Sales & Services: On site.
- Tourist Train Rides: On site.
- Mine Tours: On site.
- Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.
- Snowmobile Tours: On site.