Horseback Riding and Cave Adventure
May 29-August 26, 2013. Monday-Saturday only…or as conditions permit. (No trips on Sunday or July 4.)
This is a family favorite. You’ll be in the saddle for about an hour and forty minutes during this excursion that is a little over two hours. This adventure includes a short, but steep hike to a natural water cave we explore by flashlight. Bring a little snack and some water for the short break we take after hiking back up from the cave. A great ride for those who want to stay out longer than an hour and have a cool adventure!
Begin your western adventure as you depart Durango aboard the D&SNG steam train bound for Silverton. In Silverton you'll have 2 hours on your own to eat lunch and explore this old west mining town. Meet your shuttle driver in front of the Shady Lady at 1154 Blair Street. Look for the "Mild to Wild" van for your departure for Rapp Corral.
You can relax and enjoy the scenic vistas as you travel 30 miles over the San Juan Scenic Skyway to Rapp Corral. The professional wranglers will greet you, have a snack and you’ll get a chance to meet the sure-footed horse chosen just for you! Mount up and you will be on your way to explore a natural water cave* hidden away in the San Juan Mountains. Bring your camera since you will definitely want to record this experience! Once back at the corral, you'll have a chance to stretch your legs before the shuttle leaves to return you to Durango …about twenty minutes away!
*If conditions are not suitable for cave exploration, your wrangler has the discretion to choose another beautiful area for your 2-hour ride.
Minimum age is seven years old.
Maximum weight limit is 210lbs.
Riders must be able to hike a short but steep grade to get to/from the cave. There is also low-clearance between the rooms inside the cave and guests must be able to duck through the 'doorways'.
Riders must have closed-toed shoes that are good to walk and hike in. We recommend wearing long pants and dressing appropriately for changing weather conditions by layering with a warm jacket.
Guests must sign Rapp Corral's Liability Release. You can sign and bring it with you or Rapp Corral will have forms available at the Corral for you to sign.
7:30-7:45am -Boarding time for 8:00am train departure from Durango.
11:30am - Arrive in Silverton with time to eat lunch and explore the town.
1:45pm - Meet your shuttle at the Shady Lady for departure to Rapp Corral. The van will say "Mild to Wild". The van will leave promptly at 2:00pm.
2:30pm-5:15pm - Rapp Corral.
5:15-5:40pm - Shuttle ride to Durango.
Adult (ages 12 & over) – $205.10*
Child (ages 7-11) – $169.06*
*Includes 6% Historic Preservation Fee on standard-class train ticket portion, required Forest Service fees, train ride, shuttle to corral, snack and water at corral, horseback ride, and shuttle to Durango.
Call now to book!
970-247-2733 or 888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607)
Note: Click here to get information on preparing for your ride.