La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour, Waterfall's & Ghost Town ~ Half Day - 4 Hours

4.8 (20)
Durango, US
4.8 (20)
Durango, US
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Experience the adventure of a lifetime with the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour, Waterfall's & Ghost Town. Book with the best and highest consumer-rated company in Durango, Co. This thrilling tour will take you up to 12,000 feet, where you'll witness the breathtaking beauty of the La Plata Canyon. Marvel at the geology of this ancient glacier-carved canyon and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as deer, bears, and even mountain lions. Along the way, explore the rich history of old Ghost Towns and mines that dot the landscape. With experienced guides, bumpy roads, and open-air vehicles, this is an exhilarating adventure that should be on everyone's bucket list. Don't miss out on this incredible journey through nature's wonders.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of La Plata Canyon
  • Get up close and personal with wildlife sightings
  • Explore the history of old Ghost Towns and mines
  • Enjoy a thrilling off-road adventure in a Jeep
  • Create unforgettable memories on this bucket list tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities

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Discover the breathtaking beauty of La Plata Canyon with the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour. This half-day adventure takes you on a thrilling journey through rugged terrain, ancient glaciers, and old ghost towns. With the best and highest consumer-rated company in Durango, Colorado, you can trust that this tour will provide a memorable and exhilarating experience.

What to expect?

During the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour, you can expect a variety of exciting features and outcomes. The tour begins with a 20-minute drive on the highway to the entrance of the canyon. Once inside, prepare for an open-air vehicle experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. The rugged terrain may create bumpy roads, but fear not, as your experienced guide will navigate them with ease. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, including deer, bears, marmots, birds, elk, and even the elusive mountain lion. Be sure to bring your sense of adventure and curiosity for an unforgettable journey.

Who is this for?

The La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour is suitable for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and history buffs alike. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this tour offers something for everyone. The stunning landscapes and fascinating ghost towns provide a unique experience for those interested in geology, history, and exploration. This tour is inclusive and welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds who seek to connect with the natural wonders of Colorado.

Why book this?

Embark on the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour to experience the wonders of nature like never before. This tour stands out from the rest due to its exceptional guides who possess in-depth knowledge of the area and its history. With their expertise, you can fully appreciate the geological marvels of the canyon and gain insights into the old ghost towns and mines along the way. The opportunity to spot wildlife adds an extra element of excitement to the journey. Additionally, the high consumer ratings of this tour company ensure that you will receive a top-notch experience that exceeds your expectations.

Good to know

As you prepare for the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour, keep in mind a few important details. The tour involves a dirt and dust experience, as it is conducted in an open-air vehicle. The roads may be bumpy, but the ruggedness only adds to the thrill of the adventure. Your comfort is a priority, and the tour provides extra blankets and jackets in case of cooler weather. It is recommended to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outdoor excursion. Remember to contact Durango Rivertrippers to confirm your details, as you have booked through a third-party.


Customers who have embarked on the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tour have shared their rave reviews and positive experiences. They commend the knowledgeable guides who provided informative commentary throughout the tour. The opportunity to witness wildlife in their natural habitat was a highlight for many. Customers also appreciated the scenic beauty of the canyon and the chance to explore the history of the ghost towns. Overall, reviewers express their satisfaction and recommend this tour as a must-do experience in Durango, Colorado.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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4.8 (20)

Ashley D

This was such a fun and beautiful experience. Our guide Fred was knowledgeable and kind. He drove us up La Plata mountain and the views were breathtaking. We felt safe the entire time and enjoyed our experience immensely. Highlights for us were the views from the top and the stop at the waterfall on the way down. Highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful Jeep Tour!


Bill was a fun and friendly tour guide. Lots of info, lots of laughs and an amazing ride through the San Juan mountains. Breathtaking scenery! A must trip!


Great driving and trip. Fabulous views and loved private waterfall stop. Loved Bill and all his anecdotes. Pointed out special sites, wildlife and mountains. Nice info about historical mining in the area.


Waterfall great pictures Got lots of steps in by bouncing around in back, made for lots of laughs No more words


Great people who run the tours. Gene lent me his own fleece jacket so I would not be cold in the high elevations. Fred was a careful driver along treacherous rugged roads. Never felt rushed. Took photos for me at scenic points


This tour is so worth it. It's beautiful country and the tour guide (Bill) was very knowledgeable, fun and funny.


I can not say enough about Durango Rivertrippers. I took my Dad to Durango as a Father's Day present and I booked the 5 hour custom tour, as well as, the twilight tour. For the private tour, we had Bill as our guide. Bill is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We left the itinerary up to Bill and he did not disappoint. We headed from Durango to Silverton where we saw numerous mines and fantastic views. We definitely had an off-road adventure...which is exactly what we were looking for. Yes, it was bumpy but we had a blast. We had lunch by an abandoned mine and spent around 3 to 3 1/2 hours off-road. EXCELLENT TOUR. For the Twilight tour we had Fred who was also a fantastic guide. Lucky for us, the Twilight tour ended up being a private tour as well. We drove through the San Juan Forest and even saw a double rainbow. Fred was informative and friendly. I would give these tours 10 stars if I could. HIGHLY recommend Durango Rivertrippers to everyone.


My two favorite parts/memories of the La plays private jeep tour was appreciating the great outdoor beauty of the mountains and glimmering aspens, the splash trickling sounds of running creeks and waterfalls, all in the natural quiet of the jeep off road trail without the tourist “noise” interrupting the peaceful, extraordinary views of the tour. 2. Bill - our awesome easy going driver with the enthusiasm, and knowledge of mining history of the historic mountains of the national forest, and Bills ability/gift to anticipate the noteworthy photo ops otherwise missed by the unknowing explorer. I appreciated only four passengers including ourselves focused on the trail ride and not their social media.


Seats were very uncomfortable. We got sick from wind and cold since we were not well informed. Please let your clients know about the weather etc.


The drive was comfortable. The scenery was beautiful. The waterfalls were amazing! Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely would do this again.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-28 06:30