Skip to comments.Durango Cascade Canyon Train Trip
Posted on 03/30/2013 11:40:08 AM PDT by navysealdad
Riding the steam train 26 miles trip to the Cascade Canyon. This trip takes you through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River.
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Sounds like this USED to be Louis L’amour country.
It is beautiful up there. Went last year trout fishing on Animus, San Juan and La Playta. Just stay away from the big cities where all the lib nutters live..lol.
I used to live in Montrose, spent a lot of time around that neck of the woods. Contrary to another poster’s opinion, the Western Slope is fairly conservative/libertarian. Leave folks alone and they generally won’t mess with you. The hippies and green weenies tend to hang out in Boulder and the Mascara Mountain resorts like Aspen and Telluride.
I went on that train in 2005. Beautiful.
They shpuld extend the tracks to Galt’s Gulch.
It is a beautiful ride even during the winter. Part of our group drove up to Silverton, which is exceptionally beautiful during the winter.
What you don’t do is drive from Silverton, over Red Mountain pass, to Ourah in the winter. Many a car has been found in the bottom of the canyon in the Spring. One spring, it was
the snow plow.
Took the railroad to Silverton and back. Fantastic. The mountains towering above are as rugged as any pictures you see of the Alps.
The train runs right along the precipice of the canyon wall, hundreds of feet above the river. We were there Memorial Day weekend and the river was roaring with snow melt.
My poor wife is afraid of heights and literally white knuckled it all the way.
If you go , ride in the ‘cattle car’ not the coaches. Better viewing.
Jump to around the 10 minute mark for the canyon.
My only negative is that they allow cars in Silverton. Without cars you would be transported back a hundred plus years.
Been there. Done that. no more money for Californicated Colorado.
***Without cars you would be transported back a hundred plus years.***
Our first trip was in 1955. Silverton still had the dirt streets and lots of hitches for horses along the streets.
***Westerns have been filmed using this train and its scenery.***
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
And many others.
Lots of non railroad movies have also been filmed in the area like
ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI.
Try the Cumbres & Toltec in Northern New Mexico. Yeah, we’re a blue state, but we didn’t pass any gun laws and the Gov., Susana Martinez would have vetoed them anyway.