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La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour

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Hesperus, US
5 (6)
Hesperus, US
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Embark on a thrilling 4-hour guided tour through the La Plata Canyon, just west of Durango. Led by a local expert, this 4x4 adventure covers native and mining history, geology, flora, and fauna, all while taking you to breathtaking views at 12,000 feet above sea level. Suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning San Juan National Forest and connect with the famous Colorado Trail at the top of Kennebec Pass. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you navigate through the rugged terrain of the La Plata Mountains. With free parking and a knowledgeable guide, this half-day tour promises an unforgettable experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Guided 4x4 tour of La Plata Canyon
  • Native and mining history exploration
  • Stunning views at 12,000 feet above sea level
  • Connect with the famous Colorado Trail
  • Fun adventure for all ages and skill levels
  • Snacks and water
  • Trained 4x4 road driver
  • Memories with friends and family on a unique adventure
  • Professional interpretive and mountain tour guide
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Experience the thrill of exploring the magnificent La Plata Mountains on the unforgettable La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour. With a local expert guide leading the way, this 4-hour 4x4 adventure promises to be an informative and exciting journey into the heart of Colorado's rich native and mining history. Discover the geological wonders, vibrant flora and fauna, and breathtaking views that await you at 12,000 feet above sea level. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this tour guarantees an unforgettable experience for everyone.

What to Expect?

On the La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour, you can expect a total duration of 240 minutes filled with awe-inspiring moments and exploration. The adventure begins as you meet your guide and driver in the parking lot where CR 124 transitions from asphalt to dirt. From there, immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the San Juan National Forest throughout the entire guided tour. Connect with the famous Colorado Trail at the top of Kennebec Pass, allowing you to witness breathtaking vistas that will leave you in awe. Prepare to be captivated by the natural wonders that await you on this thrilling journey.

Who is this for?

The La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour is designed to cater to a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this tour welcomes individuals of all ages and skill levels. Nature lovers will revel in the opportunity to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region, while history buffs will appreciate the insights into Colorado's native and mining heritage. If you have a sense of adventure and a curiosity for discovering new landscapes, this tour is ideal for you.

Why Book This?

Embark on the La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour for an experience that combines thrill, knowledge, and natural beauty. Led by a local expert, this tour offers a unique opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the region's history, geology, and ecosystem. The chance to explore the San Juan National Forest and witness panoramic views at 12,000 feet above sea level is an experience that few get to have. With its welcoming atmosphere for all ages and skill levels, this tour guarantees an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories.

Good to Know

Prepare for an immersive 4x4 experience on this tour, as you navigate the rugged terrain of the La Plata Mountains. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor activities. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning vistas and unique moments along the way. Remember to meet your guide and driver in the parking lot where CR 124 turns from asphalt to dirt, and take advantage of the free parking offered during the tour. Get ready to be amazed by the majesty of the La Plata Mountains and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Reviews

Customers who embarked on the La Plata Mountains - Half Day Tour were enthralled by the knowledgeable guides and the breathtaking scenery. Many reviewers praised the tour for its educational aspect, as it provided fascinating insights into the region's history and geology. The opportunity to connect with nature and witness awe-inspiring views from 12,000 feet above sea level left a lasting impression on visitors. Travelers of all ages appreciated the inclusive nature of the tour, as it catered to both experienced adventurers and those new to outdoor exploration. Overall, the reviews showcased immense satisfaction and a desire to return for another unforgettable journey into the heart of the La Plata Mountains.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

San Juan National Forest

Enjoy the spectacular San Juan National Forest throughout the entire guided tour in the La Plata Mountains

The Colorado Trail

Connect with the famous Colorado Trail at the top of Kennebec Pass

Reviews

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5 (6)

bmaura21

Trevor was an informative guide. Recommend layers and early time. I highly recommend this excursion. We had young kids thru adult kids and all enjoyed.

Jeffrey_G

Great tour. Harrison was our guide and he was top notch. I live in Durango and we had family members coming in from out of town. We wanted to do something different. Beautiful scenery. Informative history of the area that I was unaware of and I've lived in this area for 20 years.

EdieMarieK

Travis was our guide/driver. He was very friendly and enjoyable. It's obvious he loves his job. Even though we couldn't quite get up to Kennebec Pass due to snow, it was still a fabulous morning adventure. Highly recommend!

B8976BKkellys

Mountain Waters was a big part of our successful Durango trip. All four in my family took a half day 4x4 tour of La Plata Canyon. Beau took us on this and again, he did a great job. He offered options and offered plenty of info about what we were seeing, the history of the area, and so forth. We made it to the Notch for a stunning view then worked our way down. Do it! (see also raft review)

srscales26

We had a wonderful time on this tour and would highly recommend our guide Bo who was extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful! From blankets, to snacks, to extra quick bathroom stops for my daughter we really appreciated his thoughtfulness. In addition to the beautiful scenery, we thoroughly enjoyed Bo’s commentary on the area’s history and facts. We always felt safe and that Bo and the tour company were capable and had our best interest in mind during this tour, we will be back for this and other excursions!

Chris C

Between exploring an abandoned mine and taking in the views from Kennebec Pass, our guide, Andrew, did a great job interacting with the group and keeping our 6 and 8 year old girls engaged. We are avid hikers and this tour gave us several opportunities to get off the truck and stretch our legs with short hikes to well curated points of interest.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 08:23