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La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango provided by Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours

La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango

La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango
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About
The forested mountains, waterfalls, and wildflower valleys of La Plata Canyon lie just west of Durango. On this tour, venture off-road in an open-top Jeep and enjoy spectacular views as you explore the wild landscapes. Stop at scenic lookout points along the way, visit the abandoned mining town of La Plata City, and enjoy a thrilling drive along the Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet (3,658 meters).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you drive the Kennebec mountain pass
  • Visit an abandoned mining town dating back to the 19th century
  • Enjoy unobstructed views from an open-top Jeep
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Make your way to the tour office for morning or afternoon departure, then board an open-top Jeep for the trip to La Plata Canyon, which has the distinctive, U-shaped landscape left by ancient glaciers. With peaks on either side of the scenic canyon, enjoy great views throughout the drive, while riding higher and higher into the mountains. Watch for wildlife as you follow rugged Jeep trails past several small waterfalls and mountain rivers. Climb to alpine meadows to find bright wildflowers, then discover La Plata City, an abandoned mining town that was first established in the frontier days of 1875, with visible remnants of old mining claims. Reach Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet (3,658 mt.) above sea level, with majestic views to Cortez and Telluride, and a bird’s-eye perspective on spruce tree forests, peaks, and river valleys. Following your time at the pass, trace the Jeep roads back out of La Plata Canyon and return to the original departure point, where this tour concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you drive the Kennebec mountain pass
  • Visit an abandoned mining town dating back to the 19th century
  • Enjoy unobstructed views from an open-top Jeep
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • Make your way to the tour office for morning or afternoon departure, then board an open-top Jeep for the trip to La Plata Canyon, which has the distinctive, U-shaped landscape left by ancient glaciers. With peaks on either side of the scenic canyon, enjoy great views throughout the drive, while riding higher and higher into the mountains. Watch for wildlife as you follow rugged Jeep trails past several small waterfalls and mountain rivers. Climb to alpine meadows to find bright wildflowers, then discover La Plata City, an abandoned mining town that was first established in the frontier days of 1875, with visible remnants of old mining claims. Reach Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet (3,658 mt.) above sea level, with majestic views to Cortez and Telluride, and a bird’s-eye perspective on spruce tree forests, peaks, and river valleys. Following your time at the pass, trace the Jeep roads back out of La Plata Canyon and return to the original departure point, where this tour concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22803P2
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • knowledgeable guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch is not provided on either trip but you are welcome to bring snacks of your own.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must bring your own car seats for children who require them. CO Car Seat Law states that children up to 8 years old must be in an appropriate car seat.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in for the tour!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • knowledgeable guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch is not provided on either trip but you are welcome to bring snacks of your own.
Departure details
  • 50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must bring your own car seats for children who require them. CO Car Seat Law states that children up to 8 years old must be in an appropriate car seat.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in for the tour!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    50 Animas View Dr
    50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA
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    Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Discover the spectacular La Plata Canyon (20 minutes West of Durango) and its beautiful U formation created by glaciers on one of our Colorado jeep tours. Several small waterfalls and cascading rivers follow the rugged jeep trails in the springtime along with lots of wildlife such as marmots, mule deer, elk herds, juncos, kingfishers, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks and bald eagles. On our guided jeep tours you will see numerous wildflowers, high-alpine meadows, and avalanche gullies. Following the La Plata River (meaning “Silver” in Spanish) to La Plata City, an old mining town established in 1875, you’ll discover the remnants of old mining claims. These include a tall intact chimney left from the crew quarters, the framework of old cabins, and tailing piles from actual mining areas. Then, you’ll continue to the peak of Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet above sea level (also above tree-line).
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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MAA1348
Mount Juliet, TN4 contributions
La Plata Canyon - last trip of the year - Awesome!
Oct 2021
Tosh was an amazing tour guide and driver! He was very attentive to the passengers and wanted to make sure that everyone had a great experience. I am looking forward to booking in the future!
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had an awesome time with Tosh on your Durango Jeep Tour!
Written 28 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PAWMAW1983
Sandy Springs, GA240 contributions
La Plata Canyon Is Awesome
Oct 2021
What an unusual place we visited, La Plata Canyon. Our driver and guide Jay gave us a lecture tour of the rise and fall of the canyon walls. Steep mountains that are made of such weak rock that rock falls have devastated the areas below. This place was a big part of the gold and silver rush, and the rock was soft for mining success.
Today all one sees is the piles and piles of fallen rock (Scree). Yet there were quite a few people in this canyon living and working from there homes, RV's etc.
A very strange place indeed !!
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your detailed review! We're so glad you enjoyed exploring La Plata Canyon on your Jeep Tour with Jay!
Written 25 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren L
New York138 contributions
Excellent Jeep Tour
Oct 2021
I took the afternoon jeep tour from Durango, and everything was great. I travel solo, and when booking, the staff helped me choose a date that already had a couple booked, so that my trip would be guaranteed to go. The office has abundant free parking, clean bathrooms, and 100% mask usage. Our guide was Miles, and he was excellent. He was personable, informative, and a great driver - he also gave me additional recommendations for hikes and restaurants in the area and was super patient at photo stops. Part of our group was late, and he still gave the full tour with zero problems. The jeep we took was on the newer side, very comfortable, and had a nice canvas top and working seat-belts. No complaints and would definitely use the company again to go rafting if I was in the area again (which I hope to be).
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your detailed review Lauren! We're so glad you had a great experience with all of our staff and with Miles on your jeep tour! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share every bit of your experience with us! We hope to have you back a river adventure in the future!
Written 11 October 2021
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Kelli W
1 contribution
Highly Recommend LA Plata Jeep Tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
The views were amazing! Our guide Jay was very knowledgeable. He showed us his favorite spots, but also listened to the group and stopped when we saw something we that interested us. Highly recommend this tour!
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a great time on you Durango Jeep tour with Jay!
Written 11 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gloria M
San Antonio, TX2 contributions
Awesome views
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great guide. Beautiful scenery. Lots of history. Campbell added much info about local plants. We really enjoyed the tour
Written 29 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a great time on your Durango Jeep Tour with Campbell!
Written 30 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

roadtrip106
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Our Wonderful Trip With Jerry
Sep 2021 • Friends
Jerry was an absolute wonderful guide for us. He was informative, funny, and knew what he was doing.
Written 28 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a great time on your Durango Jeep Tour with Jerry!
Written 30 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathi8899
Red Lion, PA14 contributions
Amazing jeep tour
Sep 2021
The trip was fabulous. Tosh was our guide and his enthusiasm was truly infectious! The scenery was jaw dropping. If you get a chance, take this trip!
Written 28 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a great time on your Durango Jeep Tour with Tosh!
Written 30 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren L
3 contributions
A Jeep tour through La Plata Canyon and up the mountain
Sep 2021
We scheduled a Mesa Verde Tour several weeks prior to our trip, and when we arrived to spend a few days in the area, we explored the Mesa Verde National Park on our own. We had assumed our scheduled tour was 'off the beaten path' by jeep, but when we arrived for the tour, it was a van that was scheduled to go to the same places we had already explored. The driver, Jay, was wonderful!! When he found out he would be taking us to the same places we had been, he quickly got on the phone and was able to switch us to a Jeep Tour in the La Plata Canyon that same afternoon. He even followed us to the pick up location, and waited with us until the jeep arrived. Thank you Jay, for helping to make sure we had a great afternoon with a different tour than what we had scheduled...we appreciate it!! When we took the tour, we had a great ride, and the driver (Cambell) was wonderful...he gave us lots of info about the history of the area, and pointed out lots of things along the way - what a great afternoon!!
Written 23 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your detailed review! We're so glad that Jay and Campbell took care of you and made sure you had more to see during your visit. We're always looking to give our guests the best experiences possible, and we're happy hear that the change of plans worked out so well! Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us!
Written 27 September 2021
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Isa D
11 contributions
Excellent jeep tour!
Sep 2021
Jay was absolutely an incredible guide. He made the trip so much fun, went above and beyond to make sure we had a phenomenal time. He was kind and considerate and funny. He loves his job and it shows, he put 120% into this tour. The canyon was gorgeous and absolutely worth the time and money.
Written 15 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a great time exploring the La Plata mountains with Jay!
Written 20 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kmsimp56
Weimar, TX3 contributions
Great tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
Campbell was a great tour guide. Very informative about the edible and inedible plants and history. Told great stories. Would definitely recommend
Written 10 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your Durango Jeep Tour with Campbell!
Written 10 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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