In October 2006 we took a trip to Colorado. The Colorado Rockies are majestic and spectacular. We stayed in a comfortable cabin up on the top of a pass a few miles outside of Silverton. This is the road we took in to town and the train depot.
These are some wild cowgirls getting ready for a shootout! Don't mess with them.
The conductor is helping back the train into town.
This is a narrow gauge train with a steam-powered, coal-fired engine. The railroad arrived in 1881 and the tracks were completed in 1882. Initially used for mining, the train has been running continuously ever since. For more information you can check here.
The train is in the station.
Nowadays the train ride offers a ride through awe-inspiring scenery for us tourists.
Looking towards the front of the train.
The local folks told us there wasn't much of a fall. Ordinarily the when the aspens change, the mountains are awash in gold. Apparently they had a freeze and a storm and all the leaves dropped off in a day. We were sorry we missed the display.
One lone spot of yellow.
A bridge over troubled waters.
Someone has a nice place to live in Durango!
The next day heading back to Silverton.
We woke up to the first snow of the season at our cabin. Weather in the mountains is always unpredictable.
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