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    COLORADO MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS


    3635 CR 301
    Durango, CO 81303
    970-375-1250  •  877-600-2656

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    You must experience the Colorado hiking vacation in person to understand how gorgeous the scenery really is. Photos really cannot depict the grandeur!! The Colorado Trail, a wilderness path designed to traverse some of the most scenic areas of the Rockies and the Continental Divide, is a unique experience for both the body and the soul. This will be one backpacking vacation you won't want to miss.





    MILD 2 WILD RAFTING & JEEP TOUR TRAILS


    1111 Camino Del Rio
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-4789  •  1-800-567-6745

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    Travel back in time and over 2 miles above sea level as you explore historic ghost/mining towns, majestic peaks, cascading rivers, tumbling waterfalls and Colorado’s spectacular wildflowers in the San Juan Mountains. You’ll be glad you are not driving as neck-jerking views and fascinating scenery unfolds outside your custom, open-air tour vehicle. Explore, in comfort, Colorado’s mountaintop and panoramic views and discover why our custom open-air tour 4x4 vehicles are becoming the industry standard for high quality! Don’t forget your camera and at least 2 rolls of film. Space is limited!







    VALLECITO LAKE OUTFITTERS


    17716 County Road 501
    Bayfield, CO 81122
    970-884-9235

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    No trip to Durango or Southwest Colorado will be complete without experiencing the rugged back country and wilderness from the top of a gentle mountain horse. The Big Corral Stables and Vallecito Lake Outfitters is a family owned and operated business that features an authentic western cowboy life style while providing a safe, educational and enjoyable horseback adventure

    Located 25 miles N.E. of Durango, Colorado on the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness at Vallecito Lake, we offer a wide variety of horseback activities for all skill levels. Each ride stresses safety, respect for the environment and ecology, and back country etiquette.

    Carol and Denney Schilthuis, owners with over 20 years of horseback outfitting experience in the San Juan Mountains, inviting you to enjoy our backyard.






    COLORADO TRAILS RANCH


    12161 County Road 240
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-5055  •  877-711-7843

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    Come ride, relax, and have fun.
    At Colorado Trails Ranch, we make everything easy for you… easy to try new activities and make new friends, to relax, to eat delicious food, and to feel comfortable, cared for, and a part of our family.

    Horseback riding… fly fishing… Western dancing…
    at our guest ranch, there’s fun for families, couples, and singles.
    We’re a first-class dude ranch in the mountains outside of Durango, Colorado… and we’re waiting
    to give you the vacation of a lifetime!

    Spectacular… breathtaking… magnificent. Those are just some of the words guests use to describe our location in southwestern Colorado.

    Colorado Trails Ranch is only 12 miles northeast of the historic western town of Durango, Colorado. Our 450 acres are nestled in a scenic mountain valley that adjoins the two-million acre San Juan National Forest. The ranch's elevation is 7,500 feet.







    SOUTHWEST ADVENTURE GUIDES


    P.O. Box 3242
    Durango, CO 81302
    970-259-0370  •  1-800-642-5389

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    Southwest Adventure Guides offers winter alpine mountaineering, avalance courses, backcountry skiing, Indian Creek crack climbing, and summer mountaineering among all of the quality acitivties.

    Many of the trips with Southwest Adventure Guides take place in the famed Weminuche Wilderness, the crown jewel of the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.

    The mission of Southwest Adventure Guides is to provide the highest quality training and leadership to make the trips and courses the best available. The goal is to open up the world of high, remote, and rugged moutains to our customers for them to learn, experience, and respect the mountains and their people. Education is an important component of Southwest Adventure Guides' training courses and guided climbs. Summiting mountains may be the goal of some of these trips, but equally important is the overall trip experience, safety, and enjoyment of our trips.


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    DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW GUAGE RAILROAD


    479 Main Ave
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-2744  •  1-877-872-4607

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    Welcome Aboard!
    Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882 (amazingly, only 9 months after construction began) the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers.
    The line was constructed to haul silver & gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious.
    This historic train has been in continuous operation for over 123 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line.
    Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.






    FLEXIBLE FLYERS RAFTING


    2344 CR 225
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-4628  •  800-346-7741

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    Flexible Flyers Rafting, in Durango, CO, has offered rapid thrill river trips since 1983. That's when Robin and Stephen, your hosts, met on the river. Since that time we've proven to be the safest guides on the lower Animas River. So, join us for some great fun.

    Dress to get wet, and come to have fun. We will provide; free parking, return shuttle, whitewater rafts, life jackets, and our Friendly Qualified Guides!!!







    OUTLAW RIVERS & JEEP TOURS


    555 Main Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-259-1800

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    Noted as Colorado's best-kept secret, the spectacular scenery of Colorado's western slope is the key to the state's colorful past and present. Our panoramic tours and professional guides provide the historical information to forgotten ghost towns, rich gold and silver mines, and ancient Indian dwellings. If you have not experienced a Colorado Jeep Tour you've missed one of life's greatest adventures.

    The view of our stunning mountains, picturesque meadows and scenic waterfalls have many tourists commenting that our jeep tours were the highlights of their vacation.








    OVER THE HILL OUTFITTERS


    4140 County Road 234
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-385-7656

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    Our pack trips are simply the finest horseback adventures anywhere. We travel into one of the most spectacular areas of the Western United States, deep in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. This area was heavily glaciated and the valleys are textbook geologic featuring meandering streams through enormous valleys with hanging waterfalls on the valley walls, great expanses of exposed granite and huge moraines. Our pack trips are simply the finest horseback adventures anywhere. We travel into one of the most spectacular areas of the Western United States, deep in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. This area was heavily glaciated and the valleys are textbook geologic featuring meandering streams through enormous valleys with hanging waterfalls on the valley walls, great expanses of exposed granite and huge moraines.
    Our pack trips are simply the finest the

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    MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK - FAR VIEW LODGE


    P.O. Box 277
    Mancos, CO 81328
    970-564-4300  •  1-800-449-2288

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    Make the most of your visit here with a stimulating guided tour. Explore the mysteries surrounding these spectacular sites...why did people thrive here for seven centuries, evolving from hunter-gatherers into a culture known for its agriculture, intricate artistry and architecture, and then leave? Where did they go?

    Your tour guide will point out interesting architectural details, as well as the significance of local flora and fauna, artifacts, and natural resources. And you'll learn our current understandings of the Ancestral Puebloans, including how their social and religious structures may have developed into life ways still followed by some southwestern peoples.

    Tours are fully interpretive and interactive, and led by guides with National Park Service training. Bring a camera, as you'll find fantastic photo opportunities.

    A guided tour is the ultimate Mesa Verde interpretive experience - you won't want to miss it. Daily Tours are usually scheduled late-April to mid-October. An Interpretive meal is available for an additional charge before or after your tour. Please click here to make your reservation online or call 1-800-449-2288.







      
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