Guided ATV Ride

Experience the Rocky Mountains Up Close and Personal with a Guided ATV Ride!

Available June 1-October 12, 2024
(No tours available on July 4)
Due to the complexities of this adventure, this package is offered for sale by phone only.  No online booking is available.  Please call a reservation agent at 888-872-4607 to book.

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Near Animas Forks

Experience the Rocky Mountains up close and personal as you ride an all-terrain-vehicle with a knowledgeable guide into the beautiful backcountry to a historic ghost town. Along the way you will witness some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the San Juan Mountains. Your day is complete after riding the historic steam train back to Durango.

Along Animas River

Stop at Eureka

Trip Outline:
Hop aboard the 9:30AM bus to Silverton.   San Juan Backcountry will meet their passengers at the bus drop-off.  From there San Juan Backcountry will shuttle passengers to their staging area at Silver Lakes RV. Guests will then be matched up with their machines and begin to travel up through the San Juan Mountains to an elevation of 12,000 feet, seeing spectacular waterfalls, wildflowers and old historic mine buildings.

Arrival back in Silverton at approximately 2:00PM with plenty of time to board the train for the 2:45PM departure for the return trip to Durango.

Lunch includes Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef or Vegetarian Sandwich – Chips – Packaged Cookie, Bottled Water. You will pre-order your lunch when you book your trip so be ready to choose your sandwich when you call.

Please bring hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes.  Helmets and goggles, and rain suits are provided.

Lunch at Animas Forks

Splaching through a creek
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A hat, long pants and sturdy shoes are suggested for safety and comfort. Weather in the mountains can change rapidly so please layer with a shirt and jacket or sweatshirt. San Juan Backcountry has some rain suits and gloves if needed. San Juan Backcountry provides helmets. Helmets are required for guests under 18 years of age. Goggles are also provided but you may choose to bring your own eye protection (goggles/safety glasses/sunglasses) that may fit your face better. Plan to get dirty as these are dirt roads we’ll be traveling on!

2024 Fares*
Minimum Age for Children is 4 years

Single (must be 16 with valid driver’s permit)

Adult: $381.62

Double (2 on 1 Machine)

2 Adults: $701.44
Adult & Child: $662.56                 

Side by Side (2 on 1 Machine)

2 Adults: $783.84
Adult & Child: $744.96                


*Pricing based on Standard Coach seating, upgrades available at regular ticket price*

Contact a Reservation Agent at 888-872-4607 to upgrade to a Premium-class train ticket or if you’d like to overnight in Silverton!

Advance Reservations Required. Availability is limited. To book this package call our Reservation Office NOW at 1-888-872-4607. Enjoying the lunch break

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