A Historic Adventure
This is one of the most fun-filled activities in Colorado - and it's perfect for the entire family! The historic train through the San Juan Mountains has been in operation since 1882 and still uses original equipment. Steam locomotives were used to carry silver and gold from the San Juan Mountains during the booming mining days. Embark on an unforgettable 45 mile (one-way) journey from Durango to Silverton along the Animas River with amazing views of Colorado's canyon scenery, or choose to do a round-trip adventure. There are even wine trains, jazz trains and more! You will pass by old mining camps, 14,000-foot peaks, and much more beautiful Southwest Colorado terrain.