The Experience of a Lifetime
            The Experience of a Lifetime                                                                                                                                                                                      

      Silverton's Historic Wild West 1 Hour Town Tour

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  • 1 Hour Silverton Horseback rides

San Juan Backcountry is now offering the most alluring 1 Hour Silverton Horseback Riding town tours.

Let our San Juan Backcountry Wranglers and our treasured Horses take you through the Quant little mining town of Silverton Colorado. The history of Silverton is rifled with gold rush drama, winter sports legends, and infamous outlaws of the Old West. Dive into Silverton’s history with our experienced wranglers and beautiful horses while they entertain you by unlocking the secrets of the past and discover Silverton’s rich mining district, and historic hidden relics scattered across the town.  The slow and steady pace is the Perfect way to see Silverton.

If you are not staying in Silverton and would like to just get a ride up from Durango we recommend you just hope on our trusty shuttle bus that leaves from the Albertsons parking lot at 11:00 am. The bus arrives in Silverton at 12:00pm just in time for a mouth watering lunch at the bent elbow. Your wrangler will then meet you to mosey on over to the corral to hope on your hand picked horse. Your historic Wild West horseback riding tour will take off at 12:45-1:45. You will be picked up at 2:00 pm by the shuttle bus to head back to Durango.  This is the short but sweet round trip way to go especially if you don’t have all day.

  • 10:45am – meet at Albertsons in Durango
  • 12:00-12:40 – enjoy a mouth watering lunch at the Bent Elbow
  • 12:45-1:45 – Silverton Wild West horseback ride
  • 2:00 – board bus to head back to Durango

Tour Departure information:

Tours depart daily from San Juan Backcountry Headquarters at:

  • 9:45
  • 11:15
  • 12:45

All age 6-96 are welcome


Day Ride

We boast this horseback ride as one of the best in Colorado, if not the U.S.A. Located just 15 minutes south of Silverton, Colorado, between Molas Lake and Molas Pass Overlook, our two hour ride will take you past breathtaking scenery, deep into the San Juan Mountains. On clear days, you can see more than 20 Rocky Mountain peaks from our 10,700 feet-in-elevation start and this is rated some of the cleanest air in America. During our ride you will pass a 60 foot waterfall, and ride through the Weminuche Wilderness on your way to an overlook of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. And, we always trailer our horses to our permitted staging area each day to help preserve this pristine area.  You will not be disappointed on this ride - truly one of Durango's greatest open space adventures!

2 Hour Ride - $165.00 per person | Maximum 6 people

If you prefer to go on a longer trip, let us customize a half day or full day trip for you in beautiful Southwest Colorado. We are excited to help you plan the perfect adventure, just contact us for more details.

Reservation Required
# of People   Full Day Ride Half Day Ride
2 People   $365 Per Person $265 Per Person
3 People   $310 Per Person $210 Per Person
4 People   $280 Per Person $200 Per Person
5 People   $255 Per Person $190 Per Person

Call Us Today to Reserve Your Trip of a Lifetime! 970-259-8590

Contact Us Today!

43227 Highway 550
Durango, Colorado 81301

Phone: +1 970 259-8590+1 970 259-8590


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