The bus to Silverton and train back to Durango option is one of our most popular, allowing you the chance to experience both the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the breathtaking Million Dollar Skyway while shortening your time on the train. You will not want to miss this spectacular roadway; a two-lane blacktop forms a swirling ribbon through the San Juan Mountains, the wildest and ruggedest peaks in the Colorado Rockies. It is nice to have someone else drive so you can take in the views of the beautiful peaks and cliffs right next to the road. It is rated one of the top 10 most scenic drives to do in the U.S. Because you will be taking the train one-way, we will be sure to hand-pick your seats on the side of the train that has the most magnificent views.
• 10 hours
Rafting the Animas River is consistently rated as one of the highlights of visitors vacationing in Durango, Colorado. Enjoy a safe and fun Animas River raft trip in the company of a professional guide. The family-friendly Class I, II & III rapids are enough action to engage novices without being intimidating. Kid-tested and mom-approved since 1981.
• 4 hours
Experience the full beauty of the Lower Animas with this 4-hour trip, which includes a snack break and an unforgettable adventure with expert local guides in Durango. Suited for the whole family, you will also have the option to purchase a photo CD to preserve your memories when the trip is done.
• 4 hours
Take a beautiful trip through the La Plata Canyon on a 4-hour 4x4 tour. Step back in time as you travel past historic ghost towns and mining relics. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife, and the wide-open beauty of La Plata. Take in the view from Kennebec Pass at an elevation of 12,000 feet, and do it all with the safety and comfort of an experienced guide.
• 4 hours
Explore the 700 years of history that the Ancestral Puebloans created in a Mesa Verde Tour. Mesa Verde National Park is hidden away in Southwest Colorado just waiting for you to discover the rich culture of the Ancestral Puebloans. Hundreds of cliff dwellings and thousands of archeological sites cover the land. It is no wonder why Smithsonian magazine would rate Mesa Verde as one of the top 28 places to visit in your lifetime.
• 8 hours
Discover Jeep tours that provide beautiful scenery, seasonal wildflowers and wildlife spotting. Explore the beauty of La Plata Canyon as you travel through pines and past cascading creeks above treeline to over 12,000 feet with views of majestic peaks in every direction.
• 4 hours
Experience the beauty of Colorado with a scenic ride on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! This package features standard class tickets for two passengers as well as a 2-night stay in Durango, Colorado. This historic train travels between the towns of Durango and Silverton along the Animas River through stunning wilderness only accessible by train. In the winter months, enjoy a 5 hour run up to Cascade Canyon and back to Durango.
• 3 days
This 4-hour guided 4x4 tour of La Plata Canyon just west of Durango covers native and mining history, geology, flora and fauna on the way to stunning views at 12,000 feet above sea level. Led by a local expert, this adventure is fun for riders of all ages and skill levels.
• 4 hours
Chosen by the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail Road to provide this package, Mountain Waters is proud to offer the Raft & Rail Combo! The morning starts with the very popular family friendly raft trip in Durango. Afterwards we will transport you over the Magnificent San Juan Skyway to Silverton, CO where you will have time to have lunch and enjoy the sites and history of this amazing historic mining town. Then it’s time to ride the world famous Durange Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad back to Durango. Kid tested and mom approved since 1981!
• 9 hours
Spend the day floating through the trees and floating down the river in Durango, Colorado!The 8 am 3 hour Ponderosa Grande Canopy Tour (12 Spans) offers the feeling of being on top of the world, yet is only 2 miles from downtown Durango. Massive timber towers are perched high in the Ponderosa Pines and offer majestic Colorado Mountain views in every direction. After a 2 hour break for lunch on your own we will take you to the Animas River for a family friendly raft trip through downtown Durango that is appropriate for children and first timers.
• 7 hours