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Extended Silverton Adventure Express

Available  May--October

This package is over for 2018.  Please check back in 2019 for updated information.

A few hours in Silverton not enough?  Why not have the town to yourself with our Extended Silverton Adventure Express return to Durango!  After the trains and busses have departed for the day, enjoy the peace and quiet of a Silverton afternoon and evening.  Enjoy dinner at the Grand Imperial or explore more of Silverton with tour options such as the afternoon Ghost Town Tour to Animas Forks or the Evening Sunset 4x4 Tour (see detailed information below) before meeting your Buckhorn Transportation van at the Grand Imperial Hotel for the 8:30pm ride back to Durango.  If seeking some additional relaxation in the high mountain air or trying to cover all Silverton has to offer in just one afternoon, this package has you covered. 


Standard Adult:  $125.23
Gondola:  $$131.65
Narration Coach Adult:  $146.63
Rio Grande Adult:  $173.38
San Juan Adult:  $193.71
First Class (most cars) Adult:  $232.23
Alamosa Adult: $242.93
Presidential Adult:  $264.33

Standard Child:  $88.85
Gondola:  $93.13
Narration Coach Child:  $114.53
Rio Grande Child:  $131.65
Prospector Child:  $146.63
Knight Sky Child:  $232.23

Fares include train fare, 7% historic transportation fee, and transportation back to Durango.

Only Standard Class seating is available for booking online.  Deluxe, First Class and Presidential must all be booked by phone by calling  1-877-872-4607

Tour Add-Ons:

Tour add-ons are available with any overnight package at the Grand Imperial or with the Extended Silverton van return.

Evening Sunset 4x4 Tour-

A guide favorite and a great opportunity for viewing wildlife!  After the hustle and bustle starts to settle into a quiet evening, enjoy the San Juan Mountains all to yourself with an evening 4x4 tour in the beautiful mountains around Silverton!  Have a particular destination in mind or something particular you'd like to see during your excursion?  This trip can be customized with your experienced guide from San Juan Backcountry;  just chat with your guide and they will be happy to tailor your excursion especially for you!

Dates: May 14-October 7 (no tours on May 26 or July 4)
Price: $66.95  per person (minimum age of 4 years old)
Departure:  San Juan Backcountry at 6:00pm (1119 Greene Street)
Return:  Grand Imperial Hotel at 8:30pm

Ghost Town Tour-

Take a trip just miles north of Silverton into a bygone era with a visit to the ghost town of Animas Forks, a National Register of Historic Places site.  Once billed as the "largest city in the world" with the small print qualifier "at this elevation" of 11,300 feet.  With the first cabin built in 1873, a short three years later, the bustling town had approximately 30 cabins, a hotel, general store, saloon, and even a post office.  As with many mining towns in the west, Animas Forks slowly dwindled and despite a brief resurgence in 1904 with the Gold Prince Mill,  by the 1920's it had become one of Colorado's mining ghost towns. 

Dates:  May 14-October 7 (no tours on May 26 or July 4)
Price: $66.95  per person (minimum age of 4 years old)
Departure:  San Juan Backcountry at 3:30pm (1119 Greene Street)
Return:  San Juan Backcountry at 6:00pm

Afternoon ATV Tour-

Available May 14-October 11 
(tour not available on May 26th or July 4th)

To book this package, call our reservation office at 1-888-872-4607.

Looking to spend some extra time in Silverton and want to experience a longer ATV excursion?  Our afternoon ATV tour is the perfect solution!  With smaller group sizes and a longer tour, this option can be customized for the beginning rider or the experienced thrill-seeker alike!  Whether you are looking for wildflowers, waterfalls, or to ride into the high country to take in the stunning vistas, the experts at San Juan Backcountry can customize the perfect trip for you! 

The Afternoon ATV tour is perfect for those who would like to ride the train up from Durango, enjoy some lunch, hop on the 4 hour ATV tour, return to Silverton for dinner prior to your Extended Silverton van service back to Durango.  Alternatively, you may choose to spend the night in Silverton at the Grand Imperial Hotel. 

What you need to know:
This package can be added to Train, Extended Silverton van return or Grand Imperial Hotel bookings only.  The afternoon ATV Tour departs from San Juan Backcountry (1119 Greene Street) at 2:30PM and returns at 6:30PM.  The  minimum age for children is 4 years.  All drivers must present a valid driver's license or permit.  A helmet, goggles and rain suit are provided.  A hat, sunscreen and sturdy closed-toe shoes are recommended. Please note that this package does not include lunch.  Weather in the mountains can change rapidly so please layer with a shirt and jacket or sweatshirt.  Plan to get dirty as these are dirt roads we'll be traveling on. 

Afternoon ATV Tour Fares:

ATV Tour Single: $195.70 (1 person)
ATV Tour Double: $257.50 (2 passengers)
ATV Tour Side By Side: $288.40 (2 passengers)

Please note that drivers must be 16 with a valid driver's permit. 

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