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    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!!!







    LAKE MANCOS RANCH


    42688 CR
    Mancos, CO 81328
    970-533-1190  •  1-800-325-9462

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    From our location at 8,000 feet looking out on the La Plata Range of the San Juan Mountains, you can ride the most beautiful horse trails in Southwest Colorado. We have two million acres of Colorado National Forest to explore.

    For the first time rider we offer detailed instruction in a non-intimidating environment; we also meet the expectations of experienced riders by offering challenging trails and well trained horses. Adults enjoy working the cows during our team penning.

    We have an outstanding string of horses, with over 80 head. You will truly enjoy our splendid mountain scenery on your personal ranch horse.





    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.








    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.







    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.






    BARTEL'S MANCOS VALLEY STAGE LINE


    4550 County Road 41
    Mancos, CO 81328
    970-533-9857

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    Bartels' Mancos Valley Stage Line takes pride in presenting our guests
    with the most authentic, historically accurate experience possible.


    Our knowledgeable western stagecoach drivers will give you a history of the stagecoach in the American West - the types of coaches used, structural integrity of the stage and how coaches were developed for specific purposes; the importance of the stage line in the expansion and settlement of the Old West's frontier towns and other facts of interest. Take an authentic trip into scenic Weber Canyon and you'll KNOW you've experienced a bit of the REAL WEST!







    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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    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 ICE PIRATES


    6867 County Road 203
    Durango, CO 81301
    970-247-3706

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    Located in the mountains high above Durango & Silverton Colorado, Ice Pirates Snowmobiling offers the best snowmobiling imaginable! We offer trips to appeal to any person, from safe, family fun to high-alpine adventures!

    Riding with the Ice Pirates is easy! Anyone can drive a snowmobile. With our guides’ hands-on safety and operating orientation while on easy terrain, learning to drive a snowmobile is not only simple, but lots of fun too!

    But the real fun starts when you head out into the high alpine backcountry! From our location high in the San Juan Mountains we are treated to miles and miles of gorgeous views and radical above-treeline snowmobiling!






    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.





      
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