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Our basecamp, Durango CO

A beautiful little western town in the middle of it all, on famous US-160!

Would you like to see our vehicles on site and get to know the team?

Or pick up your new vehicle and perhaps right away test it on the most beautiful and rugged routes of the “scruffy West”?

Combine this with a tour of the Four Corners area or beyond. You’ll find whatever your heart desires within a few hours’ drive.

Lively cities like Albuquerque and the art mecca of Santa Fe, impressive 14,000-foot mountains (and deep canyons) in the Rockies, trails and rock monuments in the New Mexican desert, countless national parks and national monuments and, above all, camping under the stars in the dark sky areas of the Southwest.

Got the urge? Here are a few tour suggestions, all places have already been visited by us and we are happy to help with tips.

  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    Located only 7 mi from our premises, the Durango & Silverton Railroad is the most famous attraction in Durango. Durango CO was founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. Shortly thereafter, in the summer of 1881, the railroad reached the city and the line was built to…

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  • Silverton and its surroundings

    Silverton and its surroundings

    As I wrote on the post about the historic railroad, Silverton is a historic mining town established in 1874 in Baker’s Park in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. It is the surrounding mountains in particular that make Silverton so unique, in addition to its incomparable charm as an old western town.…

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  • Mesa-Verde-Nationalpark and the Anasazi

    Mesa-Verde-Nationalpark and the Anasazi

    Only 42 miles – or less than an hour’s drive – from our place in Durango you’ll find the magnificent Mesa Verda National Park with its incomparable cliff dwellings. Discover the incredible history of the Anasazi people and experience the park’s stunning views. Take a guided tour for more information…

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  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Welcome to the magnificent Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, it’s South Rim located only 127 mi or a good 3 hours drive from Durango, being one of the lesser visited National Parks. A hidden gem located in the mountainous west of Colorado that offers breathtaking views of the canyon,…

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  • Great Sand Dunes Nationalpark, the tallest Dunes in North America!

    Great Sand Dunes Nationalpark, the tallest Dunes in North America!

    Welcome to the Great Sand Dunes Nationalpark, located in the Alamosa area of Colorado and only 167 mi or a good 3 hours drive away from our premises in Durango! (It’s only 3 hours if you don’t stop in between in Pagosa Springs to have a short stroll along the…

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