Rock Pirates ~ Train & ATV / UTV - (2) Hour Tour
Experience the Rocky Mountains up close on your Silverton ATV tour as you visit the historic Animas Forks ghost town and the incredible high country at 12,000 feet! See beautiful waterfalls and spectacular mountain scenery. Next, board the afternoon Durango & Silverton historic train in Silverton for your ride back to Durango.
The morning of your tour, enjoy breakfast on your own in Durango. Then meet in front of the Durango Train Depot at 9:00 AM for your motor coach bus ride to Silverton, which departs at 9:30 AM and arrives at 11:00 AM. Your San Juan Backcountry guide will meet you at the depot, and youâ€™ll soon be on your 2.5-hour ATV tour.
The route takes you along an original train roadbed beside the Animas River. Eat a picnic lunch on route, provided by San Juan Backcountry, with the river and mountains as welcomed company. Don't forget your binoculars, camera and plenty of battery power for your photos. Your tour guide knows this area well and may suggest other locations and options depending on conditions.
If it permits, you may travel to one of the scenic gulches in the area, which feature a sea of colors from various mountain wildflowers. After exploring the backcountry, youâ€™ll arrive back to the Silverton in time for the 2:30 PM departure on the D&SNG Railroadâ€™s steam train. Arrive Durango at 6:00 PM in time for a lovely dinner and night on the town. (Depending on the date, you may be able to take the later 3:00 PM train, which arrives Durango at 6:30 PM - please specify your preference when booking this package).
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Enjoy the absolute best of Colorado’s beautiful high-country scenery with an adventurous ATV and Train Adventure Package! Enjoy a scenic ride over the famous San Juan Skyway aboard one of the Durango & Silverton train’s comfortable motor coaches as it embarks for historic Silverton, CO. Upon arrival in Silverton, you will meet your tour guide and head out for an adventure in the San Juan Mountains on a world-class ATV tour up to the ghost town of Animas Forks – sitting at over 12,000 feet in elevation! Along the journey you will travel along an original train roadbed beside the Animas River and will stop for a picnic lunch, provided by San Juan Backcountry.
After your tour, your guide will drop you off in time for the 2:30 PM or 3:00 PM departure back to Durango aboard one of Colorado’s most famous steam engine narrow gauge trains, the historic Durango & Silverton Railroad. See the roaring Animas River valley as it was experienced more than 130 years ago by the pioneers that settled the great Old West. You will arrive Durango in time to stroll downtown, enjoy dinner, and the Durango Melodrama or a variety of other Durango nighttime activities!
Please Note: Please specify your return train trip departure time. (May 18 through October 31 train departs 2:30 PM, arriving Durango at 6:00 PM. June 8 through August 6 you can choose the 3:00 PM departure, arriving Durango at 6:30 PM).
Long pants and sturdy shoes are suggested for safety and comfort. Weather in the mountains can change rapidly so please plan on layered clothing. A short sleeve, long sleeve, sweatshirt and raincoat will cover you for most situations and you can shed or add layers as needed throughout the day. San Juan Backcountry has some rain suits and gloves if needed. San Juan Backcountry provides helmets, which are required for guests under 18 years of age. Goggles are also provided but you may choose to bring your own eye protection (goggles/safety glasses/sunglasses) that may fit your face better. Plan to get dirty – it’s part of the experience!