60 Stunning Photos Riding on the Durango Silverton Railroad
Even with this unusual pandemic going on there are still lots of beautiful things to do and areas to explore in Colorado. This past weekend my wife Savannah and I headed out on a new adventure, one that we both have wanted to do but never made it happen, until now. We took the fairly easy three-hour drive down to the Rockwood Depot just about 10 minutes North of Durango, Colorado to ride on the Silverton Durango Railroad.
Along the way, we stopped in Montrose for a great cup of coffee at The Coffee Trader, and on the way home, we stopped for a good meal at Gold Belt Bar & Grill in Ouray. The whole trip from beginning to end was fantastic but riding on my first train at 34 years old was a lot of fun.
Before boarding the train we got a short history lesson on the trains while enjoying concessions available for purchase including mixed drinks, mimosa's, beers, sodas, and snacks. We got a few safety tips from the conductor and brakeman aboard the train and then we were off to start the adventure.