Enjoy the best that Silverton has to offer by combining your Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge train ride and 3 Hour ATV Lunch Tour into one package.
You will leave Durango at 9:30 on a shuttle bus and drive up the historic “Million Dollar Highway” to Silverton. Along the way you will go over two mountain passes (Coalbank Pass and Molas Pass) and enjoy many scenic views of the San Juan Mountain range.
When you arrive in Silverton you will be greeted by members of San Juan Backcountry, the premier 4×4 company operating out of Silverton. They will take you out on a scenic tour on the 4×4 roads surrounding Silverton, and maybe even check out some of the historic Alpine Loop. You can choose what vehicle you and your companions travel in: Single ATVs, Double ATV’s, 2 Seat UTV, 4 Seat UTV, and 6 Seat UTV. This way your party can remaan in one vehicle in requested or be in independent vehicles if looking for a more adventurous ride!
San Juan Backcountry describes their ATV tours as:
“Enjoy riding your own ATV while exploring mines, mills and ghost towns.
Explore the back roads of this gorgeous backcountry and take pictures of waterfalls, wildlife or whatever the next turn brings you.
Smell the wildflowers and take in all the beauty that will surround you.
Our ATV guided tours in the magnificent San Juan Mountains will ensure you have the most exciting vacation an unforgettable memory possible.”
After enjoying the gorgeous mountains and historic sites surrounding Silverton for 3 hours and consuming a delicious lunch prepared by San Juan Backcountry, you will board the 3:15 D&SNGRR train headed back to Durango. The train winds its way through the valley below the behemoth mountains of the Weminuche Wilderness, and follows its way down into the historic Animas River Valley where you can see numerous class IV and class V rapids (that you can raft with us later on if you want!).
You will arrive back in Durango around 6:30-6:45, at the train depot where you will have deposited your vehicle. The train in located in the heart of downtown Durango, so you will have numerous dining options available if you are famished after such an action packed day!
We recommend that you book this trip well in advanced as the good seats on the train fill up quick during the summer months. Contact us directly if you are interested in upgrading to Deluxe, First or Presidential class.
To create the best value, you will be responsible for getting to the train station and to our rafting office on your own. Below is a google map showing both locations. We understand that there are quite a few moving parts throughout this trip so please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
If you choose to book this trip with us you can receive a 20% discount on a raft trip later on in your vacation or on the following day! To do so enter the ATVNRAIL code that corresponds to your rafting trip during checkout. The code can only be applied to the rafting portion of your trip.