Trails & Rails
May 4-September 3, 2013: Daily
September 4-October 6, 2013: Monday - Saturday
Hello Colorado! Scenic highway, trails and rails!
Meet your shuttle driver in the D&SNG's Durango parking lot and board the Mild to Wild shuttle. You will be treated to spectacular views while traveling over 2 mountain passes along the scenic 'Million Dollar Skyway' to Silverton. From there you'll spend about 3 hours riding the roads and trails to California Gulch and the old mining ghost town of Animas Forks in custom 4-wheel drive tour vehicles. Learn the history of the area and discover cascading rivers and tumbling waterfalls as they carve spectacular canyons amidst the towering San Juan Mountains. Keep your eyes open for elusive wildlife and delicate alpine wildflowers during your tour! Once back in town, you'll have about 1 1/2 hours to explore Silverton, enjoy lunch and 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.
2013 DATES OF AVAILABILITY:
May 4-September 3: Daily
September 4-October 6: Monday-Saturday only
(subject to change)
8:00 am: Park your car at the Railroad parking lot located west of McDonalds on College Drive (Cost $7.00) and meet your shuttle driver to board Mild to Wild vehicle at Railroad parking lot for 8:15am departure.
9:45am: Arrive in Silverton and meet your Jeep Trail tour guide at the Shady Lady Restaurant, 1154 Blair Street.
1:00pm: Return to Silverton to enjoy shopping and lunch on your own at one of the fun restaurants!
2:15 pm: Board train for 2:30 train return to Durango.
6:30 pm: Arrive in Durango.
Adult (age 12+) $174.53*
Child (age 5-11) $121.58*
*includes Mild to Wild shuttle transportation to Silverton, guided Jeep trail tour and your standard-class train ticket to Durango with 6% Historic Preservation Fee.
Make your plans to take this trip now!
Please call 970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 for more information and to book reservations.
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 are highly recommended. You'll want to get out and explore at some of the stops, so please wear sturdy shoes suitable for climbing around backcountry areas. Water will be provided but is not always accessible while you're in the vehicle. We recommend bringing along your own personal bottle of water. And of course bring your camera and lots of cards to store the memories you'll create on this trip!
For children: Colorado Car Seat Law sttes that children up to 4 years old and 40 pounds must be in an appropriate car seat and children 4-6 years old must ride in a booster seat unless over 55" tall. You must bring your own car seat. Mild to Wild Jeep Tours does NOT provide any boosters or car seats.