Hike, Bike & Train
June 15 - September 30, 2013
Leave Durango on a morning shuttle to Silverton to enjoy spectacular views while traveling over two mountain passes along the scenic 'San Juan Skyway' to Silverton. Meet up with your guide who will match you with your mountain bike and helmet and you'll soon be pedaling alongside Mineral Creek, an easy-grade, dirt road to the Ice Lakes Basin Trail. This easy, non-strenuous ride is suitable for just about anyone who remembers how to ride a bike! Then enjoy a short hike up to Clear Creek Waterfall where your guide will lay out a locally-produced mid-morning snack. Keep your eyes open for elusive wildlife and delicate alpine wildflowers during your tour! Hike back down to your bikes and ride to get back to your shuttle to Silverton. Once back down in town, you'll have about two hours to explore Silverton on your own, enjoy lunch and do some shopping.
Complete your day with a journey back to Durango on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Traveling along the canyons of the Animas River in vintage railroad cars, you will experience sights that cannot be seen by road travelers.
8:00am: Board Hermosa Tours van in front of Durango depot for 1 1/2 hour trip to Silverton.
9:30am: Arrive in Silverton and meet your Hermosa Tours guide.
12:50 pm: Return to Silverton and enjoy shops and lunch on your own at one of the fun restaurants!
2:15pm: Board train for 2:30pm train return to Durango.
6:00pm: Arrive in Durango.
2013 PACKAGE RATES:
Adult (age 12+) $257.44*
Child (age 7-11) $122.08*
*includes Standard-class train seats, 6% Historic Preservation Fee for the train component, Hermosa Tours shuttle transportation to Silverton, guided bike & hike tour, bottled water and a snack and train return transportation to Durango.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:
You will be reaching elevations near 13,000' where snow is not uncommon even in July! Dress in layers including warm jacket and a hat. Sunglasses and sunscreen is highly recommended. Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for biking and hiking the backcountry areas.
Note: The D&SNG and Hermosa Tours reserve the right to cancel any tour if conditions are considered unsafe.
Availability is very limited on this popular package!
Please call 970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 for more information and to book reservations.
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