4×4 Jeep Trail Tour

Leave the driving to a us! 4×4 Jeep Tour of Durango’s
La Plata Mountains and Raft the Animas River

View from the top of La Plata Canyon at 12,000 feet

View from the top of La Plata Canyon at 12,000 feet

Value Packages start with a 10% price discount and increase with group size!
These packages can also be reserved as stand alone excursions or be broken up
over multiple days to fit your schedule.
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4×4 Jeep Trail Tour Reviews

“Fun for everyone – 4X4 Jeep and 1/2 day Rafting” 5 of 5 stars
Adventurous! 4×4 Jeep Tour & Rafting” 5 of 5 stars on TripAdvisor
“1/2 Day 4×4” 5 of 5 stars
“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars

Spend time high in the rarefied air of the La Plata Range of the San Juan Mountains just 15 miles west of downtown Durango. This open air 4×4 excursion winds up and through La Plata Canyon for 14 rugged miles reaching the majestic views from Kennebec Pass at over 12,000ft. Along the way your guide will explain the canyon’s mining history such as the vanished La Plata City town site from 1875 and hear about characters like Olga Little, one of the world’s only woman mule skinner’s. Also learn about the native Ute people, the areas geology as well as flora and fauna of the San Juan Mountains. Paired with our popular half day Animas River raft trip you can’t miss with this Durango classic: Raft & 4×4!

  • 8 AM 4×4 Tour and/or 1:30 PM Raft Trip Details
  • 4×4 and Raft: $123.60/adult $96.30/child
  • Just the 8am 4×4 tour? $80/adult $60/child
  • Just want to Raft? $57/Adult $47/Child
  • Rafting: Child is 4 to 11 and 30 lbs, 4×4 is all ages
  • We adhere to Colorado Child Safety Seat Law
    <1=Rear Facing, 1-3 Car Seat. Seats not provided
  • Dress for everything; heat, rain or snow can happen all summer at 12,000ft.
  • 8am Meet your 4×4 expert at the mouth of La Plata Canyon 15 miles west of Durango
    Take 160 west 11 miles to CO Rd 124 (Hesperus) Turn right and travel 4.4 miles.
    Park where the road becomes gravel in the Snow Plow Turn Around
  • Spend 4 magical hours in the mountains enjoying the lore and the views. Snack included
  • 11:30 – 12 noon Return to your vehicle, go get some lunch
  • 1:30 Depart for your raft trip from our office. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Halfway through we will stop and have a most awesome
    snack of fresh fruit, chips & salsa and pure Weminuche Wilderness Water!
  • 5:30 return to our office with plenty of time to enjoy downtown Durango and have dinner
  • We will drive you to and from the river
  • Quick-drying clothes: shorts, t-shirt, windbreaker
  • Footwear that stays on, no flip-flops
  • Bring sunscreen, bottled water, and a hat
  • 8:30 AM Raft Trip and/or 2 PM 4×4 Tour Details
  • Raft & 4×4: $123.60/adult $96.30/child
  • Just the 8am 4×4 tour? $80/adult $60/child
  • Just want to Raft? $57/Adult $47/Child
  • Rafting: Child is 4 to 11 and 30 lbs, 4×4 is all ages, child car seats not provided
  • 8:30 Depart for your raft trip from our office. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.
  • Halfway through we will stop and have a most awesome
    snack of fresh fruit, chips & salsa and pure Weminuche Wilderness Water!
  • We will drive you to and from the river
  • Quick-drying clothes: shorts, t-shirt, windbreaker
  • Footwear that stays on, no flip-flops
  • Bring sunscreen, bottled water, and a hat
  • 12:30 return to our office, go get some lunch
  • 2:00 Meet your 4×4 expert at the mouth of La Plata Canyon 15 miles west of Durango
    Take 160 west 11 miles to CO Rd 124 (Hesperus) Turn right and travel 4.4 miles.
    Park where the road becomes gravel in the Snow Plow Turn Around
  • We adhere to Colorado Child Safety Seat Law
    <1=Rear Facing, 1-3 Car Seat. Seats not provided
  • Spend 4 magical hours in the mountains enjoying the lore and the views. Snack included
  • Dress for everything; heat, rain or snow can happen all summer at 12,000ft.
  • 5:30-6:00 return to your vehicle with plenty of time to enjoy downtown Durango and get some dinner

4×4 combo tripadvisor review
This was our first time with Mountain waters and we had an amazing time. We did a jeep/rafting combo. Our guide was John and he was excellent in his job of maneuvering up that beautiful almost 12,000 ft. mountain. What a beautiful sight all the way up and back down. Then we continued our adventure with the 1/2 day of rafting. John again was the leader and is superior in what he does for this team. Thanks Mountain Waters for the very service oriented, fun, personal guides you have that made it the trip of a lifetime!