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Trail Rides -FAQs

Mild to Wild 4×4 Trail Rides FAQs:

1. What will I see along the Million Dollar Highway as we drive to Silverton?

Mild to Wild 4×4 Trail Rides FAQs:

1. What will I see along the Million Dollar Highway as we drive to Silverton?
Along the way you will see the grandiose peaks of Grizzly Peak, Engineer Mountain, Pigeon and Turret, Spud Hills, the Twilights, and Snowdon, all before even reaching Molas Pass! At Molas Pass, a large section of the San Juan Mountains can be seen followed by Molas Lake, a high-alpine lake set against the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains.

2. What will I see on my Jeep ride?
We will venture off road on old jeep trails heading northeast from Silverton through the old mining towns of Howardsville, Middleton and Eureka and climbing to 11,200 feet at Animas Forks. Spectacular cascading waterfalls and snowmelt rivers cool the air as we climb in elevation. The drive is peppered with remnants of old mining claims and tailings piles. Animas Forks is one of the most preserved mining ghost towns in Colorado, with buildings still standing surrounded by high mountain peaks and rolling alpine meadows. Explore the old buildings and get a feel for an old mining ghost town just below tree line as your professional tour guide gives you an interpretive tour of Animas Forks! Travel higher into the mountains and into the alpine tundra where you’ll view the summer wildflowers shining in a rainbow of colors, especially in mid to late summer. The vistas are unbelievable with spectacular creeks and waterfalls cascading down mountain sides in a spectacular display of Colorado splendor. Marmots, white-tailed deer, and (distant) elk herds may be seen as well as soaring hawks and eagles…or maybe even a bear or a lynx!!

3. What does Mild To Wild provide?
Quality, maintained custom 4×4 vehicle
Professional, highly trained and educated, skilled Jeep trail driver guides
Safety orientation
Rain jacket
Unlimited water and lemonade
Fleece blanket

4. What should I bring?
Money for lunch in Silverton 
Sunglasses will protect your eyes in high altitude sunlight and on coal-fired trains.
Lots of film, memory cards and battery power for your camera!

5. How should I dress?
Layers! We recommend a lightweight shirt plus a sweatshirt plus at least a light jacket to add or remove as the altitude, temperature and weather changes.
Durable pants are recommended.
Sturdy shoes are recommended for walking when we stop along waterfalls and ghost towns.
Hats are advisable for any weather in the high country.