La Plata Canyon 4x4 Tour - Durango

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8 am
  • Departure Details :
    La Plata Canyon, 15 miles west of Durango
  • Return Details :
    The same meeting place at the mouth of the canyon


This 4-hour guided 4x4 tour of La Plata Canyon just west of Durango covers native and mining history, geology, flora and fauna on the way to stunning views at 12,000 feet above sea level. Led by a local expert, this adventure is fun for riders of all ages and skill levels.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Spend time high in the rarefied air of the La Plata Range of the majestic San Juan Mountains just 15 miles west of downtown Durango. This open air 44 vehicle winds up and through La Plata Canyon for 14 rugged miles reaching the majestic views from Kennebec Pass at over 12,000 ft. Along the way your guide will explain the canyons mining history such as the vanished La Plata City town site from 1875 and hear about characters like Olga Little, one of the worlds only woman mule skinners. Also learn about the native Ute people, the areas geology as well as flora and fauna of the San Juan Mountains.


  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum group size of 4 necessary for this trip to go

Children must be accompanied by an adult