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Southwest Colorado is well known for its “Old West” heritage and rich cultural history. In addition to the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, there are a wide variety of other cultural and historic activities to enjoy including historic tours in Silverton, the ghost towns and mines with a jeep tour, farm and ranch tours, and much more! Come to explore the unique history and culture in the Southwestern area and don’t forget your camera, because no matter where you are, the scenery and rich cultural heritage is beautiful and awe-inspiring.

Horsefly History Tours

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Take a break from your outdoor adventures and enhance your visit to Southwest Colorado. Learn about the rough and tumble history of Durango, Colorado, with a fun walking tour.Venture back in time to search for the hidden history lurking just out of sight in Historic Downtown Durango. If your jam is learning about dates and architecture, these tours may not be for you. These tours reveal the darker side of Durango's past.Learn about Durangos Wild West history and the characters and events that have shaped this town since it was founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.…
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Rock Pirates

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Rock Pirates full fleet of 2019 Polaris side-by-sides and Slingshots are a whole new, first-class experience for your family vacation. Take up to 6 people on a Polaris driven adventure, exploring the epic, blue ribbon trails of the San Juan Mountains. All Polaris vehicles are fully loaded with a touchscreen GPS unit, a lock and ride cooler box, and power steering. The Polaris RZRs and Rangers lack for nothing and are designed with your comfort in mind. We provide helmets and goggles at no extra cost to all our guests. We do not required a security deposit on any vehicle…
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Mesa Verde Aramark Tours

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Providing the only lodging and NPS-approved guided tours inside Mesa Verde National Park, Far View Lodge offers 150 non-smoking rooms ranging from simple to upscale available late spring through early fall. Perched atop a mesa at 8200' elevation within this U.S. National Park, each room's private balcony allows enjoyment of panoramic views reaching into Colorado's neighboring Four Corners states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Tours depart from Far View Terrace Tour Desk, across the road diagonally from the Visitor Center.
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San Juan Backcountry

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We are excited to offer guided tours of the majestic San Juan Backcountry. Whether you choose 4x4, ATV, Bicycling or hiking, we offer guides for just plain fun!As your backcountry guides, you will enjoy spectacular scenery from 9,300 to 13,000 feet and learn about its, history. Tour guides will take you to the best places to hike, fish and explore.San Juan Backcountry has been established since the 1990's. San Juan is one of the oldest touring Company's in Colorado. The San Juan area around Silverton, CO is some of America's most pristine wilderness.
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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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Ride the Longest Highest, most Historic Narrow Gauge Railroad in North America. 64 miles of spectacular scenery through the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Northern NM and Southern Co. Enjoy riding the rails, as they did in the 1880's with modern day comforts. This Historic line was originally the San Juan Extension with Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, few railroads in the world climb to greater heights than the historic narrow gauge line over 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass. The trains have been chugging over Cumbres Pass since 1881. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad was chosen one of the "Top 20 Rail…
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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the old west took over a century ago. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable year round adventure.
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Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours

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Discover the magic of our 77 Mild to Wild trip options, 2 hours to 5 days, for ages 4 to 84 in Colorado, Arizona and Utah. The beauty and serenity of the places we go inspire us to dedicate our lives to sharing these natural treasures with you! We take pride in providing a first class adventure where no detail is overlooked. Mild to Wild has earned the highest number of repeat customers & referrals (just ask the locals) and we want to give you an experience that will create memories to last a lifetime! Join us and see what…
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Mountain Waters Rafting

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Mountain Waters Rafting makes it easy and FUN to experience whitewater rafting in Durango! Over 30 years of rafting experience gives us an edge over any other outfitter and our satisfied customers attest to our experience and professionalism. Our Lower Animas Raft Trips through town stand alone or are packaged with the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Zipline tours with Full Blast Adventures or with our own fleet of rental bikes on the Animas River Trail. Class IV-V raft trips are available on the World Class Upper Animas and Piedra Rivers.A full day of fun, memories, scenery and excitement is…
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