That is right. We started out in Durango, Colorado and took a 4 hour train ride to Silverton.
It was beautiful!
It was a real steam engine! Not environmentally friendly at all. We had to wear sunglasses because of all of the soot, it got everywhere!
I spent a lot of the time leaning over the edge watching everything go by. It was pretty fun, being in the 'open gondola'
Except I've got to say... 4 hours is a freakin' long time. We may have fallen asleep a couple of times...
Walking from car to car was pretty fun, too! I felt like a true adventurer.
We eventually arrived in Silverton, which is a cute little mining town. We had time to look around a bit, but not much at all before we had to get back on to the train for another 4 hours!
So in all, the ride was 8 hours long. It was a little bit super exhausting, actually. It was way too long for my taste, 2 hours would have been sufficient. At least there were many beautiful things to look at!
It was definitely a relief when we made it back to Durango. We felt pretty gross by then....but still, I'm glad we rode the train. It was definitely an experience to remember!