Transportation Heritage in Southwest Colorado

Travel Southwest Colorado in the footsteps of adventuresome explorers and pioneers who helped settle the region. Follow the historic route traveled by Spanish explorers Dominguez and Escalante, experience the narrow gauge railroad that transported supplies and ore to/from the area’s historic mining towns, and marvel at the Galloping Goose, half truck, half train that carried supplies, mail and passengers into the mountains until the early 1950s.

Experience what life was like for adventurers who traversed the region by stagecoach. Celebrate the hundreds of miles of National Scenic Byways that today join the region together as threads woven into a tapestry of mountains, canyons, mesas, and valleys.

Total Number of Days/Nights: 5

Destinations include:
Rio Grande Southern Train Depot 

Red Mountain Toll Road 

Galloping Goose Railcars

Ridgway Railroad Museum 

Durango & Silverton Train 

Million Dollar Highway 

Mancos Valley Stage Lines 

San Juan Historical Museum 

Cimarron Railroad Exhibit 

Dominguez and Escalante Expedition 

San Juan Skyway