Nature July 18, 2018
One Of The Most Scenic Train Rides In The World Is Found Right Here In Colorado
When it comes to really seeing the Centennial State, there is no better way than by taking a scenic train ride! With so many different Colorado railroads, it may be hard to decide which ride to invest in, which is why we are here today recommending this route that was just named one of the most scenic in the world:
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Spanning the must-see San Juan Mountains is the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which was recently listed in "30 of the World's Most Scenic Train Rides" by
Why the Durango & Silverton? As per Lost Waldo, "Passengers —sadly probably without newly acquired riches, but with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife — can otherwise evoke the past on this coal-fired steam locomotive, traveling the 45.4-mile route along the Animas River and trailing through the stark wildness and majestic canyons of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest."
Originally constructed to haul silver & gold ore from the San Juan Mountains to Denver, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was established in 1879 and offers a seat for every budget, ranging from standard class all the way up to the Victorian-inspired presidential class.
In addition to the million dollar views of the colorful mountains and cascading Animas River, the Durango & Silverton offers such special events as their magical Polar Express train...
A Christmas train ride inspired by the classic "Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg... does anyone else wish they would do this year round?
...Wine and Rails...
Delicious wine AND a ride through the San Juans? Yes, please!
...and Great Pumpkin Patch Express.
(This only scratches the surface, folks. Be sure to check their
for all their special events and rides!)
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad — which is located out of the original 1882 depot located at 479 Main Avenue in Durango — runs May 5th through October 27th, 2018.
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9 Epic Train Rides In Colorado That Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience.