Views from the Silver Vista Car as we travel through the San Juan National Forest
All Aboard………..”All aboard! Take a delightful trip to the past. Enjoy a scenic journey behind Durango’s historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. Experience the sights and sounds of a romantic bygone era on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad , as it winds through the breathtaking canyons of San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton, a Historic Landmark.”READ MORE
Our car host, Melissa, was not only knowledgeable & friendly, but obviously enjoyed her work aboard the train.
“The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad uses approximately 10,000 gallons of water per round-trip and 12,000 pounds of coal, which is shoveled one shovelful at a time.”
“Two miles of the Animas River are “Gold Medal” waters, a classification for the highest quality of fishing for large trout. Fly fishing only on this stretch of water.”
Getting ready to pull into Silverton Colorado..
Oh, and by the way the train ride back was just as neat.