The Durango – Silverton train runs fifty miles up the Anasi river valley from Durango, CO to Silverton. It was a majestic ride as the coal fired locomotive chugged up the mountain hugging the edge of the river valley. The scenery was amazing as was the weather that day. The train crossed the river many times on steel bridges. At the top of the gorge, the train was over four hundred feet above the river. The drop-off was straight down from the track. It takes almost three hours to get to Silverton. With a two hour lunch break in the city, it is three hours back for a total of over eight hours. We did not take the train back. Instead, we took the bus back through another area of the valley. I highly recommend this tourist attraction if you are in the area during the summer. It is a once in a life time event – and not cheap.
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