Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad:
This historic train has been in continuous operation for over 130 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line. Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear on a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The locomotives used to pull today’s train remain 100% coal-fired, steam-operated. The locomotives are 1923-25 vintage and are maintained in original condition.
Grand Imperial Hotel Originally known as the Thomson Block, the Grand Hotel was commissioned in 1882 by Mr. W.S. Thomson; a perfume importer and mill owner who hailed from New York City. Completed in 1883, in just under 10 months the massive granite structure became renowned for being the largest single standing structure south of Denver. The Grand Hotel was the Crown Jewel of Silverton and quickly become the pinnacle of luxury in the Southwest. After completion, the Hotel played a critical role in the boom town years. The Grand Lady of the San Juan’s now over 135 years in age had fallen into disrepair and yearned for someone to take on the monumental task of not only preserving, but restoring the gilded granite edifice to its former eminence. The Harper family, owners of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, purchased the Hotel in the spring of 2015, and embarked on the extensive restoration project. Come see the Grand lady herself as we take a tour and have lunch in the restaurant.
Tour Dates: September 23-25, 2019
$ 695.00 dbl per person, $895.00 sgl per person
Reservation deadline: August 13, 2019
Pick up locations: Prescott Valley, Forest Villa's Hotel