Trails & Rails
This package is over for the 2016 season but please keep it in mind for the 2017 season!
May 8 - October 24, 2016
What a great way to experience Colorado! Scenic highway, trails and rails all in one day! And it's perfect for all ages.
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 'San Juan Skyway' to Silverton. From there you'll spend about 3 hours riding the roads and trails to mining town remnants 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.
2016 DATES OF AVAILABILITY:
Daily May 8-October 24
8:00am: Meet your Mild to Wild shuttle driver in the Railroad parking lot located west of McDonalds on College Drive (All day parking is available in the DSNGRR parking lot). Shuttle leaves promptly at 8:15am.
9:45am: Arrive in the historic, Victorian town of Silverton.
10:00am-1:00pm: Explore the high country with your guides on customized 4x4 tour vehicles.
1:00pm: Return to Silverton to enjoy shopping and lunch on your own.
2:15 pm: Board train for 2:30 train return to Durango.
6:00 pm: Arrive in Durango.
Adult (age 12+) $196.88*
Child (age 4-11) $143.38*
*includes Mild to Wild shuttle transportation to Silverton, guided Jeep trail tour and land usage fees, and a standard-class train ticket to Durango with 7% Historic Preservation Fee.
Upgrade to premium-class coach train ticket! Please ask a Reservation agent for details.
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!
If you are bringing children: You must bring your own car seats for children who require them on the jeep trail tour; Mild to Wild does not provide any. The Colorado Car Seat Law states children up to 8 years must be in an appropriate car seat/booster seat.
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