La Plata Canyon Jeep Tours from Durango

Outdoor Activities in Durango

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5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Discover Jeep tours that provide beautiful scenery, seasonal wildflowers and wildlife spotting. Explore the beauty of La Plata Canyon as you travel through pines and past cascading creeks above treeline to over 12,000 feet with views of majestic peaks in every direction.
Explore the spectacular La Plata Canyon and its beautiful U-formation created by glaciers on a Colorado jeep tour. Several small waterfalls and cascading rivers follow the rugged Jeep trails in the springtime along with lots of wildlife. On your guided jeep tour, you will see numerous wildflowers, high-alpine meadows and avalanche gullies. Following the La Plata River to La Plata City, an old mining town established in 1875, you’ll discover the remnants of old mining claims. Then, you’ll continue to the peak of Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet above sea level (also above tree-line). Majestic mountain vistas can be seen all the way to Cortez and Telluride from the top of the pass. High mountain peaks, spruce-fir forests, river valleys, and high alpine-meadows can be observed from a bird’s eye view. The trip returns on the same route so that guests will be sure not to have missed anything.

What’s included

  • knowledgeable guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch is not provided on either trip but you are welcome to bring snacks of your own.


  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city