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