Directions

Directions

Durango Main Office | Silverton Ghost Town Tours | Piedra River | San Miguel River | Durango Train Station |
Salt River | Mesa Verde

Main Office in Durango, Colorado

Our main office is the meeting point for: Lower Animas River, Upper Animas River, La Plata Canyon Jeep Trail Tours and Full Day Jeep Trail Tours.

Directions to Our Durango Office
Our office is located at 50 Animas View Drive, which is located at the north end of Main Street in Durango. If you are coming from the downtown area or the south end of town you want to head north on Main Street. You will pass City Market and 32nd Street, go another 6 blocks and Animas View Drive will be on the right side of the road. We are diagonally across from the Hampton Inn. You will be able to see our building and buses from Main Street.

If you are coming from the north, head south on highway 550 towards Durango. When you get to Durango you will pass the Iron Horse Inn on the left, continue about another 1/2 mile and you will see Animas View Drive on the left. We are the first building on the right with all of the big white buses.

Ghost Town Tour: Silverton Meet Location

Bent Elbow Restaurant & Hotel
1114 Blair Street Silverton, CO 81433

Piedra River: Meeting Place

The Piedra River store is located 40 miles east of Durango just before crossing the Piedra River and 20 miles west of Pagosa Springs just after crossing the river. The store is a big barn-looking building with a big white “Open” sign on the north side of Highway 160.

San Miguel River: Meeting Point

From Durango:
Start out on US-160 West towards Mancos. At the only stoplight in Mancos, take a right onto CO-184. Continue West on CO-184 for 20-30 minutes until you reach a T in the road. At the T take a right onto CO-145 North. Continue through Dolores, Rico and over Lizard Head Pass (about an hour) until you reach another T in the road. Turn left at the T staying on CO-145 North, from here it’s only about another 20 minutes, you will pass through the towns of Sawpit and Placerville. After Placerville, you will come to a final T in the road. Turn left, staying on CO-145, and continue 1.8 miles. Caddis Flats will be on the left about 50 yards north of mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground and the sign is only visible after you turn into the parking lot.

From Cortez: (Plan 1 hour 45 minutes)
Take CO-145 through Dolores, Rico and over Lizard Head Pass (about an hour) until you reach a T in the road. At the T, turn left staying on CO-145, from here it’s only about another 20 minutes. Continue through the towns of Sawpit and Placerville. After Placerville, you will come to a final T in the road. Turn left, staying on CO-145, and continue 1.8 miles. Caddis Flats will be on the left about 50 yards north of mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground and the sign is only visible after you turn into the parking lot.

From Ouray: (Plan 45 minutes)
Take US-550 North to Ridgeway. Turn Left onto CO-62 West, passing though Ridgeway. Continue until you come to a T in the road. At the T, turn Right onto CO-145. Continue 1.8 miles, Caddis Flats will be on the left about 50 yards north of mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground and the sign is only visible after you turn into the parking lot.

From Mountain Village (Telluride): (Plan 30 minutes)
Exit Mountain Village area and take a right onto CO-145 West. Continue until you come to a T in the road (about 5 minutes). At the T, turn left staying on CO-145. Continue through Sawpit and Placerville. After Placerville, you will come to another T. Turn left, staying on CO-145, and continue 1.8 miles. Caddis Flats will be on the left about 50 yards north of mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground and the sign is only visible after you pull into the parking lot

From Telluride (town): (Plan 30 minutes)
Head out of town on CO-145 West and continue through the towns of Sawpit and Placerville (about 20 minutes). After Placerville, you will come to a T in the road. Turn left, staying on CO-145, and continue 1.8 miles. Caddis Flats will be on the left about 50 yards after mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground and the sign is only visible after you turn into the parking lot.

Colorado River: Meeting Point in Moab, Utah

Directions to our Moab Office
For partial day trips Moab Adventure Center will pick you up at your place of lodging, or you can meet at Moab Adventure Center’s office at:
225 South Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532


For 2 & 3 day trips we will pick you up at your place of lodging. Please make sure that the Mild to Wild office has this information, or you have arranged a meeting point.

Durango Train Station Directions

For the Trails & Rails package, meet at the Durango Train Station parking lot, located at 209 West College Drive next to McDonald’s and across from Wells Fargo. The cost for daily parking is $7 per regular sized vehicle.

Directions to the Salt River Meeting Point

Directions from Phoenix:
Drive time is about 2.5 to 3 hours. Take Highway 60 east (Superstition Highway) to Globe. Pass through Globe to the intersection of Highway 60 and 70. There is a traffic light here with a Taco Bell and Rebel Mart gas station on the right. Highway 60 turns left, heading north towards Show Low. Turn left and follow the Highway60/77 north for 41 miles to the Salt River Canyon Bridge. Cross over the bridge and turn left onto the dirt river access road. Follow the Mild to Wild signs to our check-in site and we will direct you where to park!

Directions from Tucson:
Drive time is about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Take Highway 77 north (Oracle Road) to Globe. Turn left at the intersection of Highways 77 and 70, heading to Globe. At the first traffic light turn right onto Highway 60/77 north to Show Low. There is a Taco Bell and Rebel Mart gas station on the left. Follow Highway 60/77 north for 41 miles to the Salt River Canyon Bridge. Cross over the bridge and turn left onto the dirt river access road. Follow the Mild to Wild signs to our check-in site and we will direct you where to park!

Directions from Sedona:
Drive time is about 3.5 to 4 hours. Start out going northeast on North State Route 89A/AZ-89. After about 24 miles, turn right onto West John Wesley Powell Boulevard, then, merge onto I-17 North/AZ 89 ALT North via the ramp on the left. Keep right to take Exit 340A towards I-40 East. Continue for 89 miles, then, take Exit 285 (I-40/US-180) towards AZ-77/Show Low. Continue on AZ-77 through Show Low (turn right on AZ 60/77 to continue through town). Continue for about an hour to the Salt River Canyon Bridge, DO NOT cross the bridge! The meet location is on the right down a dirt road just before the bridge. Follow the Mild to Wild signs to our check-in site and we will direct you where to park!

Directions from the Grand Canyon:
Drive time is about 4.5 to 5 hours. Take AZ064/US-180 South for about 55 miles. Merge left onto 1-40 East and continue for about 120 miles to Exit 285 for I-40/US-180 East (toward AZ-77/Show Low). Continue on AZ-77 through Show Low (turn right on AZ 60/77 to continue through town). Continue for about an hour to the Salt River Canyon Bridge, DO NOT cross the bridge! The meet location is on the right down a dirt road just before the bridge. Follow the Mild to Wild signs to our check-in site and we will direct you where to park!

Directions from Flagstaff:
Drive time is about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Start out on I-40 East toward Albuquerque for about 86 miles. Take Exit 285 for I-40/US-180 East (toward AZ-77/Show Low). Continue on AZ-77 through Show Low (turn right on AZ 60/77 to continue through town). Continue for about an hour to the Salt River Canyon Bridge, DO NOT cross the bridge! The meet location is on the right down a dirt road just before the bridge. Follow the Mild to Wild signs to our check-in site and we will direct you where to park!

Directions to the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde Park:

Directions from Durango:
Drive time from Durango is 1.5 hours. Take Highway 160 West towards Cortez; the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park is 36 miles out of Durango, right off of the highway. Once you enter the park, it will take about 30 minutes to drive the last 15 miles up to the Far View Lodge. The Lodge will be on your right hand side.

Directions from Cortez:
Drive time from Cortez is about 1 hour. Take Highway 160 East towards Durango, until you reach the park entrance, about 10 miles out of Cortez. Once you enter the park, it will take about 30 minutes to drive the last 15 miles up to the Far View Lodge. The Lodge will be on your right hand side.