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Welcome to San Juan Side By Sides

The only UTV/OHV Rental company that allows you to travel over Elwood Pass unguided!

Take Adventure into Your Own Hands!

Polaris RZR on the Blue Creek Rd. Trail

Explore the breathtaking beauty of the San Juan Mountains with our top-quality Polaris RZR rentals—your gateway to adventure!

Enjoy brand new 2022 Polaris RZRs that will help you cover rough terrain like a pro. Safer, smoother, and faster than an ATV — you’ll even have room for a cooler to bring lunch for you and the whole family.

Accessible trails offer routes that range from stunning scenery to more technically challenging off road terrain, so there is something for everyone!


Our self-guided UTV rentals offer you an unparalleled chance to take adventure into your own hands and forge your own path by selecting from the wide variety of world-class four wheeling trails around Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County. We let you go longer and farther into the mountains than anyone else — including Elwood Pass.

Book your next Rocky Mountain UTV / OHV Adventure!

Only $500.00/day

$2000 Damage Deposit Required on All Rentals

Give us a call at (970) 264-1000 or visit our downtown location at 635 San Juan St. Pagosa Springs, CO
Our knowledgeable staff can assist you with your next off-road adventure.

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure with San Juan Side By Sides! Our Polaris RZRs XP 1000s are not just any off-road vehicle. They are fast, powerful, and designed to tackle even the toughest terrain.

Our RZRs are built to perform and provide an unforgettable experience.
With their cutting-edge technology and best-in-class design, you’ll be
amazed at how easily you can navigate through the rugged terrain.

Pagosa Springs offers access to miles of amazing UTV & ATV trails.

Let San Juan Side-by-Sides equip you for your next off-road or OHV adventure!

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Bionca SharpBionca Sharp
17:41 28 Jul 22
Awesome ATV. Comes with helmet, googles, rain gear, road side repair kit (which we didn’t need) and trailer for no additional charge. Great directions to Elwood Pass along with all the details of cool things to check out along the way. Very informative staff and owner. Would rent here again without a doubt!!
Kristine RichardsonKristine Richardson
17:37 25 Jul 22
Was an absolute Blast!! Great vehicle and great time! They have great directions for you and are spot on! The sights were amazing! highly recommend the little hike to the waterfall!Time was a little tight getting back on time, but they were awesome about it! definitely recommend!!
03:37 12 Jul 22
This was a great adventure! We rented a Razor and went up Elwood Pass. Had a picnic lunch at the top. Ryan was so helpful and his directions were spot on. His equipment was new and well-maintained. We felt safe all day. We had a blast! Highly recommend. Money well spent.
Holly BrownHolly Brown
00:23 26 Jun 22
Easy process to rent and had a great time going up Elwood Pass. Only place we found that didn’t have boring mules and let you go on fun trails. This thing was brand new and gets up and moves! Highly recommend San Juan rentals!
Reginald GalanoReginald Galano
18:28 25 Jun 22
Was part of a group that rented 2 side-by-sides earlier this week. What a blast! Mark and Ryan were great to work with. The map they provided with the mileage markers was excellent to have. Highly recommend them!
Aaron EmbryAaron Embry
01:04 24 Jun 22
Had an awesome time today (6/23/22) hitting some trails with Side-by-Sides. Rules were reasonable, the trail we took was super beginner friendly but still challenging at times, and the machines themselves were obviously well maintained. So much so we felt compelled to give ours a rinse before returning them!… The staff we talked to (Mark, Marc?) we’re awesome. He was knowledgeable about the trail, gave great advice, and was super kind/helpful in setting us up to have a great time.Only minor recommendations being to help update directions with up-to-date steps &/or having trail maps would help round out when us clueless people are trying to navigate the trails, but Mark did great giving us solid tips so it went smoothly and we had a blast!
Roman HornRoman Horn
04:05 11 Jun 22
We loved the entire experience we had at San Juan Side by Sides. The guys were very helpful and provided everything we needed for the day. They were also very helpful with pointing us to a very fun trail to ride. The RZR and trailer were both in great condition and exceeded our expectations. Would repeat business again and again.
Janine EmmetsJanine Emmets
20:39 09 Jun 22
We had so much fun when we rented a Razor from here. We enjoyed our experience thoroughly. The owner, Ryan, was great to work with and was super helpful. We went up Elwood Pass on our trip and over to Platoro for the day. Get a burger at the lodge while you’re over there! So yummy! Great experience all around!
Alisha WagnerAlisha Wagner
17:29 27 May 22
Excellent experience with Ryan at San Juan rentals! Equipment was in clean and good condition and you receive everything you need for your day of fun (cooler, goggles, helmet, poncho). If you’re not sure where to go, you can follow directions from Ryan over Elwood Pass. A fantastic trail crossing creeks and rivers over the pass to the old mining town of Summitville and/or Platoro. It was a wonderful trip and I highly recommend San Juan Rentals for your next Pagosa adventure!!
heather kingheather king
16:24 22 May 22
This was the best ATV experience we’ve had to date!!! The mountain and terrain were beautiful and a little scary – which we like! We had a picnic at the top of the mountain. We rode across multiple river crossings and loved everyone of them. The inclines were incredible and our brand new Razor handled them with no problems at all. This was a day well spent and we were so at peace.The staff and San Juan Side by Side is knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant. This is not a cheap experience by any means but you get what you pay for and we don’t regret one cent. It was money well spent.
Jesse HerndonJesse Herndon
14:56 01 Oct 21
THE place to rent if you want to head up Elwood pass and beyond. Great experience with a well informed briefing before you head out. Machines are new and well maintained. Will definitely rent again!
Becky ShiresBecky Shires
02:45 23 Sep 21
We rented a RZR from Ryan at San Juan rentals yesterday and had a great experience. He was super professional and friendly. He made sure we were taken care of – helped hook up and unhook once we got there. The RZR was in good shape. The helmets and goggles were clean. Thanks a lot, Ryan! We’ll see you next year!
Coquette CollinsCoquette Collins
16:11 19 Aug 21
Rented RZRs from San Juan Side by Sides when family came to town. We had the best time! They helped us decide on the perfect location and route for our ability, time and desired sight seeing/challenge and gave us printed, detailed directions. They provided all the gear we needed including a cooler. The equipment was top notch, clean and ready to go when we got there. Could not have been happier – would highly recommend!
Randy DupreRandy Dupre
03:17 12 Aug 21
Awesome experience with Ryan at San Juan Side-By-Sides. This was our first time in Pagosa Springs and saw his UTV rental business on the main drag through town. Stopped by to check out his equipment and saw that they were all 2021 models and were well maintained. Ended up renting the Polaris General which was an awesome machine, the most comfortable side-by-side I have ever driven. We were 4 adults who rode this machine and the rental price included all accessories and rental from 8am to 7pm. I highly recommend this place of business.
Me FitzMe Fitz
23:40 27 Jul 21
We looked around for some machines to rent and all we could find were guided tours with rancher side by sides. We decided to give this place a go. You get helmets, goggles, even a cooler. Grab the trailer and drive to wherever you wish. If you have no clue where to go ask for a recommendation cause this guy knows exactly what he’s talking about. Great price for a good time. There should be hundreds more 5 star ratings cause he deserves it.
San Juan Side By Sides
635 San Juan St., Pagosa Springs, CO
+1 970-264-1000
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