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    REDWOOD LLAMAS


    P.O. Box 278
    Dove Creek, CO 81324
    970-560-2926

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    Redwood Llamas has been packing with llamas since 1984 and has been a commercial outfitter for the last 18 seasons. Our experienced guides have years of packing experience. Our goal is to provide you with a memorable safe vacation, free of stress, and to expose you to what we feel are the best mountains in the Rocky Mountain Region.

    Our summer trips are located in the spectacular San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Our hikes lead us through historic gold mine areas along the way through beautiful lush green valleys where elk and deer abound. There are times when we are above timberline with a 360 degree view of Colorado's highest peaks.

    Redwood Llamas is located in Silverton, Colorado. Our season runs from June through September. We have 3 to 5 day trips. Group size is generally between 4 and 10 people.

    We provide food and tents. Guests bring only personal gear, sleeping bags, and pads.

    As you hike with this well trained pack animal the llama soon becomes a hiking companion. The llamas are calm hard-working animals, making them easy to handle on the trail.

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    THE SAN JUAN HUT SYSTEM


    P.O. Box 773
    Ridgway, CO 81432
    970-626-3033

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    The San Juan Hut Systems ski route consists of five backcountry ski huts connecting Telluride, Ridgway and Ouray. The route follows the Dallas and Alder Creek Trails in the Mount Sneffels Range of the San Juan Mountains. Each hut can be individually accessed or advanced skiers can travel hut-to-hut in the European tradition. Above each hut there is more terrain for the more adventurous intermediate, advanced, and extreme 'powder hound.'






    SAN JUAN BACKCOUNTRY


    P.O. Box 707
    Silverton, CO 81433
    1-800-494-8687

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    From 9318 feet in Silverton, to over 13,000 feet! That's where we can take you in the comfort of our open-topped suburbans. One hundred years ago these same roads were used by miners and mail carriers, businessmen and thieves. Come experience the beauty and serenity of a mountain range heralded as the most beautiful in the world, the San Juans. Let our professional drivers treat you to a day of spectacular scenery and history all rolled into one. Come take a 4X4 tour with San Juan Backcountry. Our 4X4 tours run May through October





    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.






    OLD HUNDRED GOLD MINE TOUR


    P.O. Box 430
    Silverton, CO 81433
    970-387-5444  •  1-800-872-3009

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    The underground world of the hard rock miner is rarely seen by “outsiders.” Now you, too, can go “on shift” and see the earth from the inside out. A one hour guided tour takes you 1/3 mile into Galena Mountain where you follow the vein and learn how mining was done. At The Old Hundred ™ you get to see and experience actual operating mining equipment in a real mine setting.

    Outside, the awesome scenery is worth the visit. Located in Cunningham Gulch just minutes from historic Silverton and easily accessible by car or RV, wildlife and natural wonders abound. Beaver and brook trout can be seen in the ponds below the mine, and elk, deer, and bear are sometimes seen. Spectacular waterfalls cascade down the cliffs from the alpine basins above you. In mid­summer wildflowers dot the slopes and in fall the hills turn “gold” with the brilliant aspen trees.







    BIG HORN BALLOON COMPANY


    14522 Mustang Lane
    Montrose, CO 81401
    970-596-1008

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    Big Horn Balloon Company, operated by Mark and Paula Irving, has geared its business toward families since 1986. If you're looking for a great scenic balloon flight with an experienced pilot who gives his passengers individual attention, then Big Horn Balloon Company is for you.




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    SWITZERLAND OF AMERICA


    226 Seventh Ave
    Ouray, CO 81427
    800-432-5337

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    You can experience the breathtaking mountain majesty of the rugged San Juan Mountains with one of our experienced guides. Take one of our personalized high adventure tours. There are ghost towns, unimagined scenic vistas of snowy peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, wild game and wild flowers just waiting for you, simply a photographer's paradise for the amateur or the professional. For the more adventurous, take the keys to one of our late model Jeep® vehicles and head into the high country. There are over 500 miles of 4-wheel drive trails in the area. Free mapping service provided.





    DEBS LIVERY STABLES


    P.O. Box 795
    Montrose, CO 81402
    970-626-5587

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    If you enjoy quality horseback riding in a beautiful Colorado setting come see us. Great riding trails and views, well conditioned horses, and experienced guides are the trademarks of Debs Livery. Deb believes mountain riding is:
    " Picking your way through rocks, sagebrush and pinions. It is negotiating streambeds and charging up narrow ravines, and ducking tree limbs. The world looks different from atop an athletic mountain horse. Your working with him through the terrain and connection between horse and rider is what horseback riding is all about. "

    Our location, in southwestern Colorado, near Ridgway and Montrose, is both convenient and close to the magnificent San Juan Mountain range.






    COLORADO WEST TOURS


    701 Main Street
    Ouray, CO 81427
    970-325-4014  •  800-648-JEEP

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    Jeeping is a historic tradition here in Ouray. The roads you will travel will take to see the most majestic vistas of the San Juan Mountains over some of the most rugged terrain in the United States. Back in the early 1800's these trails were only passable on foot or horseback. They were created by the prospectors, trappers and miners to access mining claims and hunting grounds. It took sheer determination to seek the richness of the gold and silver that was discovered in the highest elevations in these mountains.

    Today, you will trace the footsteps on many a men before you on roads much wider, or at least in most places! All the mines are closed now and all that remains is the history your tour guide will share, a few townsites, mining memorabilia and the grandeur of the sights before you. As there is much more to the story to tell... we invite you to accept our invitation to come along and see it for yourself.






    SAN JUAN BALLOON ADVENTURES


    P.O. Box 66
    Ridgway, CO 81432
    970-626-5495

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    A hot air balloon flight is one of life’s very special treats and worth doing with one of the best : San Juan Balloon Adventures! Co-owners Gary and Carolyn Woods, now in their 15th year of operation, have shared the “gentle adventure” with visitors from every state in the U.S. and almost every country in the world! This family business focuses on quality and personalized service.Your balloon adventure begins at daybreak as you meet your pilot and ground crew. All passengers are then invited to put on some gloves and join the the crew ( optional) as they assemble and inflate the giant 7 story tall balloon.

    Once briefed , passengers climb aboard and with a mighty roar from the burners the earliest form of air travel eases gently into the waiting sky. As you drift along there is no movement of air, for you have become the wind and it’s the wind that determines your course and direction





      
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