Enjoy the absolute best of Colorado's beautiful high-country scenery with this one of a kind Train and ATV Tour Adventure Package! Start your adventure with a ride aboard the D&S motor as you take a scenic ride over the famous San Juan Skyway, one of the most beautiful drives in the U.S. as you head for historic Silverton, CO. Upon arrival at the Silverton train depot, your San Juan Backcountry tour guide will meet you and prepare you for an adventure in the San Juan Mountains on a fun and exciting ATV tour up to the ghost town of Animas Forks at 12,000 feet elevation! Along the route we'll stop to eat a delicious included picnic lunch by the river and travel along an original train roadbed beside the Animas River.
After your tour, San Juan Backcountry drops you at the train stop in Silverton in time for the 3:15pm departure of the D&SNG Railroad’s steam train headed to Durango. You will enjoy the same breathtaking views in the Animas River Canyon that ore train crews did more than 130 years ago. You will return to Durango at approximately 6:45pm, saving time to stroll downtown and enjoy dinner, the Durango Melodrama or a variety of other Durango nightime activities!
Please Note: Your return train ride will be adjusted before the 3:15 departure begins - deparing Silverton at 2:45pm and arriving in Durango at 6:15pm from May 15 - June 3 and August 10 - August 30. Long pants and sturdy shoes are suggested for safety and comfort. Weather in the mountains can change rapidly so please plan on layered clothing. A short sleeve, long sleeve, sweatshirt and raincoat will cover you for most situations and you can shed or add layers as needed throughout the day. San Juan Backcountry has some rain suits and gloves if needed. San Juan Backcountry provides helmets which are required for guests under 18 years of age. Goggles are also provided but you may choose to bring your own eye protection (goggles/safety glasses/sunglasses) that may fit your face better. Plan to get dirty - it's part of the experience!