Colorado, Durango Guide (B): Two Days in Durango, Colorado

Two Days in Durango, Colorado
I enjoyed two days in Durango after finishing the Colorado Trail. Given I had just backpacked 53 miles on the Colorado Trail, I opted for an extremely relaxing day. I stayed at the Best Western Durango Inn & Suites. It is conveniently located at the South end of town within walking distance of Durango’s historic district loaded with shops and restaurants as well as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Museum and Train Station.

I started the day at Durango Bagel as it is located near the train station and I planned to take the train ride to Silverton. Durango Bagel seemed popular among the local young folks. After grabbing a breakfast sandwich, I wandered over to the train station to find out about my ticket that I ordered online the previous evening.

I recommend getting the ticket sooner than I did (especially in the summer) as many choices were sold out. The weather had been so bad the previous month, however, I wanted to wait as I was interested in one of the open-air cars. After having read many reviews, I wanted to take the train from Durango to Silverton in the morning and to return on the bus in the afternoon for a different view and a shorter ride. This option wasn’t available, so I picked the reverse and hoped for clear skies in the afternoon.

I found the narrated bus ride to be uneventful. I suppose if one hasn’t spent much time in the mountains, the drive would be nice, but frankly, I saw most of these views on foot multiple times over the last ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Two Days in Durango, Colorado
Guide Location: USA » Durango
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Museum and Train Station   Durango Bagel   Christ of the Mines Shrine   Thee Pitts Again   Himalayan Kitchen   Durango Diner   Bread   Ska Brewing   Ken and Sue’s  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2017/09/05/two-days-in-durango-colorado/