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La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango
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La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango

By Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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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).
from
HK$867.88
per adult
from
HK$867.88
per adult

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Ages 4-84, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
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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

  • knowledgeable guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours
What's not included
  • 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22803P2

  • 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 recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in for the tour!
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango?
La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango price starts from HK$844.88. Discover and book La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango on Tripadvisor
What is the La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango cancellation policy?
La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango on Tripadvisor
Which company provides La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango?
La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango is hosted by Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22803P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    50 Animas View Dr
    50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA
    See address & details
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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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MitchFindlay
Anacortes, WA84 contributions
It rained and was overcast on this tour. Most of our friends paid a booking fee to postpone but we decided to go. It was cold and wet but heavy coats were offered and helped. Tosh, our guide, was personable and knowledgeable about the history and plant life. Hence, the tour was great.
Our friends who went day’s later in better weather but with a different guide did not learn as much or have as good a time.
Written 25 September 2022
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Thank you so much for the review, we are so happy that you all learned so much from Tosh and had a great time despite the weather!
Written 4 October 2022
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Penny S
2 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a blast on our Jeep tour! Daniel, our tour guide, was so funny and hilarious! He interacted with all the passengers and responded differently with each one. For example, my mom and sister and I were big jokers and Daniel was right there making us laugh. He also interacted with the other passengers and showed us what we asked for. He was familiar with the area, the wild plants, and the history of Durango. He was an amazing tour guide and really made the Jeep tour to the top of San Juan Mountains memorable! Thank you, Danny boy!
Written 26 June 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had a great time in the mountains with Daniel!
Written 27 June 2021
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Lauren L
3 contributions
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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Tanya B
2 contributions
Sep 2020
We had such a great time on this tour with Tosh as our tour guide. Without him this would have simply been a bumpy ride up a trail with some great views. He made the trip fun, educational and exciting. His ability to share history as well as details on the trees, plants and wildlife was incredible. He was also funny and entertaining. I would highly recommend this as it has been one of our favorite outings during our week long vacation in Durango. The views at the top were so incredible and it was an unforgettable experience.
Written 9 September 2020
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Laura G
1 contribution
We had a great time as a family (kids ages 10 & 13) on the Jeep Tour. Our guide, Tosh, was extremely knowledgeable about the geography, history and plant life! There were several stops along the way to take pictures. It can get a bit dusty, so bring sunglasses to protect your eyes. Dress in layers, because it’s cooler up in the mountains. Tosh supplied blankets during the ride and was very attentive to everyone’s needs!
Written 16 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written 29 June 2022
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Robin Strand
11 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Hello, Our family had a once in a lifetime day with Jared as our guide:) Our first Jeep 4x4 trip - it definitely did not disappoint!! It rained a little earlier in the day, which made the foliage and flowers so colorful !We took the 1:45pm trip, a little chilly going up to 11,650ft The rain brightened up the Aspen, Pines, ground cover and many beautiful wildflowers. We saw lots of animals , learned about the many old silver mines and our 10yo twins had an awesome time!!Jared packed blankets, warmer blankets and cold bottled water. We were comfortable in the cooler temps up towards the top. Excellent driver as well . Our twins loved, loved, loved Jared and our adventure! A++ customer service!!
Highly recommend Jared for your Jeep adventure! He does tours from both Silverton and Durango !
Written 17 July 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to share about your Jeeping adventure with Jared. Jared is such a great part of our team. We are thrilled you had a fun time. Thank you for choosing Mild to Wild.
Written 21 July 2020
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Jerry K
1 contribution
Sep 2022
We had an excellent tour riding the trail along the La Plata river from about 8,000' to 10,000'. We took the 9AM half-day tour and were very glad we did. The temps were chilly to start and our excellent guide, Jay, set us up with warm blankets and lots of great stories and facts about Durango. The fall scenery was gorgeous ... bright yellow Aspen, azure blue skies, green and blue spruce trees, ponderosa pine, and rushing river. The ride was not terribly bumpy and we felt completely safe and secure. It was not a thrill ride, nor was it meant to be. Just a great opportunity to be outside, enjoy the natural beauty, and learn a little bit from a guide that had lived and experienced Durango for most of his adult life.
Written 4 October 2022
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Thank you so much for the review, we are so happy to hear that Jay took care of you all through the amazing La Plata Canyon!
Written 4 October 2022
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Vinnie M
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
I don’t typically write reviews, but this was such a great experience that I just had to take the time to sing the praises of Jay. He truly made our tour an unforgettable experience. We were immediately comfortable with him and it felt like we’d known him for years! We took the Jeep tour up into the La Plata canyon and Jay was a wealth of facts and awesomely “punny” jokes. We broke rocks and assayed them for gold and silver. My youngest daughter (Izzy grumpy bear) found a good one and gave Jay a chunk to keep for himself, which he loved. I feel like Jay was really able to read our family dynamic, which allowed us all to have fun and connect on a deeper level. With each other and with good old Mother Nature! We’ve done many tours in the past and this is easily the best we’ve done. If you’re planning a trip to Durango and you can appreciate all the glory nature has to offer, this tour should absolutely be on your must do list! Request Jay for an amazing and entertaining experience!
Written 29 September 2020
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Wow...we like that title! Thanks so much for the reviw of our tour, and Jay our guide. Jay is a real professional that has been guiding with us for 10 plus years. We hope to keep him another 20! :)
Written 9 October 2020
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Lauren L
New York182 contributions
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
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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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Gina H
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We did a morning jeep tour with Daniel as our guide. The scenery was absolutely beautiful but it was Daniel that made the tour, going out of his way to personalize things based on our groups interests. We saw many waterfalls, old mines and equipment, Daniel taught us about the different plants and rocks in the area, even dug up some wild onions for us to try(it’s the little things sometimes). I have to say though, Daniel went above and beyond when my husband realized he had lost something out of the jeep earlier in the tour and Daniel was able to retrieve the item , which was certainly not an easy task but was very appreciated.
Written 19 June 2022
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written 29 June 2022
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