We have an amazing tour coming up that includes journeys on three heritage railroads in the great American Southwest:
Colorado Train Adventure
(8 days, 7 nights)
- Guaranteed departure (plan in confidence!)
- Escorted vacation (0% fuss, 100% vacation!)
- Includes home pickup and return (for clients in Marion and adjacent counties)
There is so much you’ll do and see on this tour–you’ve got to click on the itinerary above to believe it! But one of the amazing experiences you’ll have is riding on the Durango and Silverton. According to Wikipedia,
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad in Colorado that operates over 45 miles of 36-inch track between Durango in La Plata County and Silverton in San Juan County. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark. The trackage was originally built between 1881 and 1882, by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, in order to carry silver and gold ore mined in the San Juan Mountains. The line from Durango to Silverton, however, has run continuously since 1881, although it is now a tourist and heritage line hauling passengers, and is one of the few places in the United States which has seen continuous use of steam locomotives. Some of the rolling stock dates back to the 1880s.
According to the official Durango and Silverton website,
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable year-round adventure. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago.
This tour within a tour is the real deal, taking you places you simply can’t go by car. And the entire tour is 10 days of such incredible experiences. Why not give it a try? We welcome reservations from Indianapolis, where we are based, or from any location in the United States or Canada.
Photo by Perdelsky; used with permission.
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