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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, Full Day Jeep Trail Tours and Mesa Verde 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

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    From Durango:

  • Take US-550 past Wal-Mart until the road turns into US-160E. (5.2 miles)

  • Follow US-160 E for about twenty minutes through the small town of Bayfield. (19.8 miles)

  • Continue on US-160 E for approximately 20 minutes.

  • The Piedra River Store (22391 US Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147) will be isolated on your left after a long downhill slope. The photo above is what to look out for, doesn’t necessarily look like a store. You will have gone too far if you pass over the river (Which looks like a stream). If you see a sign for the Piedra River Resort, you have just passed it. If you see sisgns for Chimney Rock, you will have gone much too far. (Hopefully our bus will have gotten there first!) Total distance is apporximately 35 miles from the center of Durango, near mile marker 121.

  • You will meet us at 9:00 am in the parking lot outside the store, where you will leave you cars and hop on the bus with us.

  •  From Pagosa Springs:

  • Start out heading West on San Juan St./US 160. Continue for about 20-25 minutes.

  • You will pass Capote Lake on your left, as well as Chimney Rock National Monument. You will pass over the Piedra River, which looks like a stream. The Piedra River Store will be the first, and only thing on your right-hand side. Look out for a white dilapidated sign.



  • San Miguel River: Meeting Point

    Meet at Caddis Flats Campground off of Jct. CO 145.

    From Durango:

  • Take 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 right onto CO-145 N. Continue through Dolores, Rico and over Lizard Head Pass (about an hour) until you reach a round-a-bout in the road.

  • Turn left, staying on CO-145 N, passing through Sawpit and Placerville.

  • After Placerville, you will come to a final T. Turn left (staying on CO-145) and continue 1.8 miles. Caddis Flats will be on the left, shortly after mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground and the sign is only visible after you pull into the parking lot.

     From Telluride (Town of Telluride):

  • Head out of town on CO-145 W and continue through 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, shortly after mile marker 86. It is a BLM campground & the sign is only visible after you pull into the parking lot.

    Colorado River: Meeting Point in Moab, Utah

    Directions for our partial and 1 day trips

    For partial day trips meet at Moab Adventure Center’s office at: 225 South Main Street Moab, Utah 84532

    Directions for our multi-day trips

    Meet at 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

    When coming from the South, look for the bathrooms on your right (pictured below). You will cross the bridge and see our Mild to Wild raft sign on your left right after the bridge.

    Salt Landmark

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    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!

    When coming from the North, look for a dilapidated gas station on your left (pictured below). You will see our Mild to Wild raft sign shortly after on your right.

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    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 Mesa Verde Motel:

    Directions from Durango:

  • Drive time from Durango is 31 minutes.
  • Head south on Main Ave toward E 10th St (0.1 miles)
  • Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto W 9th St (0.1 miles)
  • Turn left onto Camino Del Rio (0.3 miles)
  • Turn right onto US-160 W (27.2 miles)
  • Turn left onto N Main St (344 ft)
  • Turn right toward Railroad Ave (164 ft)
  • Turn right onto Railroad Ave (289 ft)
  • The motel will be on your left hand side.

    Directions from Cortez:

  • Drive time from Cortez is about 21 minutes.
  • Head east on US- 160 E/W Main St toward S Market St
  • Continue to follow US- 160 E (17.7 miles)
  • Turn right onto N Main St (282 ft)
  • Turn right toward Railroad Ave (164 ft)
  • Turn right onto Railroad Ave (289 ft)
  • The motel will be on your left hand side.