See Amazing Mountains, Ride Through Aspen & Pine Forests and Out in Open Meadows!
Available June 1 - August 19, 2017
Tuesday through Saturday only. (No Sunday rides; Monday rides may be scheduled by contacting Rapp Corrals, 970-247-8454 or 970-759-1888 and checking availability).
Not available July 4
Limited to only 14 guests per day so book your horseback package now!
This is a family favorite suitable for age 7 and older! During your horseback excursion, you’ll be in the saddle for about an hour and forty minutes and have approximately 20 minutes for the cave hike. This adventure includes a short, but steep hike to a natural water cave where we explore the moderately lit 'twilight' portion of the cave! We will bring a little snack and some water for the short break we take after hiking back up from the cave.
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 western mining town. Meet your shuttle driver in front of the Bent Elbow,( 1114 Blair Street). Look for the "Mild to Wild Rafting" 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. There, 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.
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. Click here. 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 Bent Elbow for departure to Rapp Corral. The van will say "Mild to Wild Rafting". The van will leave promptly at 2:00pm in order to have the most time to enjoy your adventure!
2:30pm-5:15pm - Rapp Corral.
5:15-5:50pm - Shuttle ride to Durango.
Adult (ages 12 & over) – $235.23*
Child (ages 7-11) – $198.85*
*Includes 7% 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.