Overland AdvenTours | The San Juan Skyway

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Wilderness Trails, along with our exclusive tour operator Access Altitude are delighted to share our new San Juan Skyway Overland Adventure Bus Tour- or as we like to say, our AdvenTour, an authentic one of a kind travel opportunity chauffeured in our Executive Coach.

We take you to and through some of the most scenic, dramatic and captivating landscapes and communities in the world led by guides who are real Coloradoans that have a collective deep and sincere love and knowledge of the places and people of the San Juan Scenic Byway and Southwest Colorado.

You will be warmly greeted by your Lead Guide and given a brief orientation before departing on this truly unforgettable, relaxing and genuinely unique way to experience Colorado’s most breathtaking terrain and real cultural high-points in the absolute heart of Southwest Colorado.

The Coach

Our fully equipped and well-appointed motor coach is purpose built and designed for mountain driving. The coach is operated by a professional driver specifically chosen and trained with extensive experience in the exact conditions under which we operate. This affords our guests peace of mind in an intimate and tailor made trip in a safe, comfortable and relaxing way to experience one of the most rugged, unique and beautiful natural landscapes in the world.

Your Guides

We select Guides for their breadth of local knowledge and love of sharing it. From the moment we meet you until we say our difficult goodbyes, rest assured that the experiences, places, and characters you encounter along the way will be skillfully decoded and thoroughly explained by people who live and breathe Southwest Colorado. In addition to the Lead Trip Guide, the time we spend at Mesa Verde National Park will also include an additional on-board Park Guide to who is a trained stand alone expert in the Pre-Colombian culture of the Anasazi of Mesa Verde.

In the Royal Lineage of Road-Trips, this Rules them All

san juan skywayThe San Juan Skyway is designated as an All American Road and a component in the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway System. It forms a 233.0-mile loop in the southwest part of the U.S. in the State of Colorado traversing the heart of the San Juan Mountains.

This amazing route was made a National Forest Scenic Byway in September 1988 and was later named Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway in 1989. In 1996, it was honored as an All-American Road.

If byways could claim royal lineage, this one would probably rule them all. Start with the major towns along the route - Durango, a well-preserved descendant of the Old West; picturesque Telluride, renowned for world-class skiing and film, jazz, and bluegrass festivals; and Silverton and Ouray, Victorian jewels tucked in deep alpine valleys. Add another crown - Mesa Verde National Park, home to one of the densest collections of prehistoric archeology in the U.S. - and five million acres of undisturbed national forest. Then there are the roads themselves, snaking through the valleys, woods and mountainsides in the shadow of impressive 14,000-foot peaks. The segment from Ouray to Silverton is called the "Million Dollar Highway." But we think you will agree, you can't put a price tag on this experience. (http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/scenic-byways/southwest/san-juan-skyway)

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Additional Information

We look forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind experience through a place that is second to none.

When you are ready to check off a once in a lifetime trip from your bucket list, just give us a call or drop us an email for additional details and information on the specific trip itineraries and your dates.

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