Kennebec Pass 4x4 Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Durango

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Take a beautiful trip through the La Plata Canyon on a 4-hour 4x4 tour. Step back in time as you travel past historic ghost towns and mining relics. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife, and the wide-open beauty of La Plata. Take in the view from Kennebec Pass at an elevation of 12,000 feet, and do it all with the safety and comfort of an experienced guide.
Your trip will depart in open-air 4x4 vehicles from downtown Durango, and head west towards Mesa Verde. At the top of the hill, you'll turn off the highway and make your way into beautiful La Plata Canyon where you will pass old mining towns and get a taste of the past. You'll then continue on up through the canyon, taking in the beauty and seclusion of the rivers, streams and waterfalls along the way. See old mining equipment and abandoned structures, and go where you would never dare to take your rental car: to the top of Kennebec Pass, a beautiful scenic overlook at 12,000 feet and gateway to the Colorado Trail. You'll then make your way with your guide back down to Durango to arrive at the same location 4 hours after departure.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Sightseeing tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide