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San Juan Mountains • 1119 Greene Street • Silverton, Colorado
Train Ride & Old Hundred Mine Tour
May 13th through October 9th
Board the D&S Motor Coach at 9:30AM bound for Historic Silverton via the Million Dollar Highway. The views are worth a million bucks! Your journey back in time to catch a glimpse of Silverton's mining history begins the moment you step off the Motor Coach and meet your tour guide from San Juan Backcountry. Your guide will acquaint you with many of the fascinating sights in the historic district of Silverton.
You'll soon be on your way to Cunningham Gulch and the Old Hundred Gold Mine. At the picnic area enjoy the views, the fresh air and a freshly-made picnic lunch. Lunch includes ham, turkey or vegetarian sandwich, chips, candy bar, bottled water and a souvenir "string backpack" that's yours to keep!
Try your hand at panning for gold and silver. Shortly before noon you will "suit up" and board the electric mine train for the 1/3 mile ride, 1,600 feet deep into the heart of Galena Mountain. Here you will see the gold vein with tunnels and shafts built by the hard-rock miners between 1907 and 1972.
After returning to the sunlight, the tour continues with views of the Old Hundred Boarding House, which hangs precariously to the side of the mountain 2,000 feet above the mine site, since 1904.
As you head back to town you will pass the Mayflower Mill as your guide describes the way ore was processed in the late 19th century. Don't forget your camera and binoculars.
San Juan Backcountry drops you at the train stop in time for the 2:15pm departure (May 4th - October 26th) or the 3:00pm departure (June 3rd - August 8th) of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam train headed to Durango.
Old Hundred Mine Tour:>
Includes: Pick up from train or bus - Shuttle to Mine - Mine Ticket - Shuttle back to Train.
- Adults - $40 per person.
- Child - $25 per person.
- 9:30am - Motor Coach departs from Durango depot for Silverton.
- 10:45am - Arrive in Silverton & meet your guide.
- 11:00am to 1:30pm - Historic Silverton Mining Tour.
- 3:00pm - Depart Silverton aboard the D&SNGR steam train headed for Durango.
- 6:30pm - Arrive in Durango.
Old Hundred Mine Tour + Bus/Train Tickets:
- OPTION 1: Includes Bus up/Train return, Mine ticket & Shuttle Adult: $160, Child: $110.
- OPTION 2: Includes Train up/Bus return, Mine ticket & Shuttle Adult: $160, Child: $110. (Children 3 & under free if held on lap.)
- Add a Lunch? $15 each. Box Lunch includes: Large sandwich, potato chips, candy bar, bottled water, and a souvenir "string backpack". Sandwich choices are: Ham, roast beef, turkey or vegetarian.
We ride rain or shine, making it part of the Colorado Rocky Mountain experience!
FARES: Includes bus and tour, gold panning, and standard-class coach seat on train. Upgrade to premium-class train seating available!
Note: If you would prefer to stay overnight in Silverton and return to Durango the next day, please ask for details.
This is a great way to get experience more of Silverton, Colorado! Advance Reservations Required. Availability is limited. To book this tour package call 800-494-8687 NOW.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your reservation time and date or you will forfeit any fees already paid. If you cancel anytime before the 48 hours prior to your reservation, you will be charged a 10% booking fee.
*All taxes included.
Prices subject to change without notice.