High Country Trail Ride
your western adventure as you depart Durango aboard the
9:30am D&SNG motorcoach bound for Silverton. Once in Silverton, you
will be met by Silverton Stables staff for transfer to begin your high
country ride. At the stables the friendly staff of professional
wranglers will pair you with one of Silverton Stables well trained,
sure-footed, quality horses. Your ride starts at 9,400 ft and winds its
way up small elk and mining trails, across rivers and small streams,
through large pines and aspen into the heart of the San Juan mountains.
Keep your camera handy; the wildflowers are abundant this year. Halfway
through the ride, in a high mountain meadow, you will stop for a
hearty cowboy lunch prepared on an open-fire grill. Choose between a
juicy sirloin burger or a grilled chicken breast; both are served with
sides of coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad. Enjoy the cowboy
coffee and finish with dessert. As much as you won't want to leave this
pristine setting, after lunch the ride continues, ending back at the
stable in time for the transfer back to Silverton. You will have time
to explore the sights of Silverton for about 30 minutes prior to your
2:30 boarding time on the D&SNGR's Iron Horse. Your return to
Durango on the 2:45 train continues the adventure as you follow the
Animas River through one of southwest Colorado's most beautiful river
canyons. Dinner at one of Durango fine restaurants caps a day that will
be remembered long after the sun sets.
Minimum age is six years old
Maximum weight limit is 260 lbs.
9:15am - Meet driver in front of Durango depot for 9:30 departure
11am-Arrive in Silverton/meet Silverton Stables staff
2pm- Back to explore Silverton!
2:30pm-Board train for 2:45pm departure
Adult (ages 12 & over) - $171
Child (ages 6-11) - $141
Reservations Required. Availability is limited. To book this adventure
package call our Reservation Office NOW at 1-888-872-4607 and ask for
the Packages Desk.