Ghost Town Tours in Durango!

Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours offer a two pretty great Ghost Town Tours if you're looking for something unique to do on your next Durango trip.  The Ghost Towns are actually in Silverton so you have a beautiful drive over the mountain.  Along the way you will see the grandiose peaks of Grizzly Peak, Engineer Mountain, Pigeon and Turret, Spud Hills, the Twilights, and Snowdon, all before even reaching Molas Pass! At Molas Pass, a large section of the San Juan Mountains can be seen followed by Molas Lake, a high-alpine lake set against the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains. Passing through the old Victorian mining town of Silverton, established in the early 1870’s, you will venture off road on old jeep trails heading northeast from Silverton through the old mining towns of Howardsville, Middleton and Eureka and climbing to 11,200 feet at Animas Forks.

Spectacular cascading waterfalls and snow-melt rivers cool the air as you climb in elevation. The drive is peppered with remnants of old mining claims and tailings piles. Animas Forks is one of the most preserved mining ghost towns in Colorado, with buildings still standing surrounded by high mountain peaks and rolling alpine meadows. Explore the old buildings and get a feel for an old mining ghost town just below tree line as your professional tour guide gives you an interpretive tour of Animas Forks! Travel higher into the mountains and into the alpine tundra where you'll view the summer wildflowers shining in a rainbow of colors, especially in mid to late summer. The vistas are unbelievable with spectacular creeks and waterfalls cascading down mountain sides in a spectacular display of Colorado splendor. Marmots, white-tailed deer, and elk herds may be seen as well as soaring hawks and eagles...or maybe even a bear or a lynx!


Ready to book your trip?  Mild to Wild offers a Full Day Ghost Town Tour and a Mini Ghost Town Tour.  The full day tour will meet at 8:15 AM, depart at 8:30 AM and return at 3:30 PM and the cost is $125 for adult and $99 for youth.  The mini tour will meet at 10:00 AM, depart at 10:15 AM and return 1:15 PM.  They have an additional afternoon tour that will meet at 2:00 PM depart at 2:15 PM and return at 5:15 PM and is $71 for adults and $57 for youth. Book Your Trip Today!!

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