Nestled deep in the Southwest corner of Colorado is the town of Durango which is known for its railroad industry dating back to the 1880’s. We decided to hop aboard the narrow gauge railroad and relive a journey back to the old mining days. So if you’re ready, ALL ABOARD for a journey along this historic train! 🚂
Arriving early allows time to check out the locomotive and see the crew getting it ready for the day.
When you select tickets, you have two options, open seating and closed cars. We chose to go with the open seating for the fresh air.
Although it takes some time to get into the mountains, the views along the way are beautiful. A mix of landscape and wildlife.
Further into the forest there are a continuous mix of cliffs, bridge crossings, and pine trees.
About 1/4 of the way through the trip, the locomotive stops in order to refuel the steam engine with water.
After refilling the engine we came across my favorite parts of the journey. The train followed closely to the river where the color of the water was vibrant and there were endless beautiful views.
At the halfway point of the trip, we stopped for lunch at a designated spot along the river. It was a nice break to get out and stretch the legs.
Random views along the way.