Monday, August 31, 2015 : Durango


Yesterday, we saw most of Great Sand Dunes National Park, we are not going back today. We take the road to Durango, a rather short stretch of 170 miles.

 

General Palmer Hotel, Durango, CO

General Palmer Hotel, Durango, CO

 

We arrive in Durango very early and have a walk thru town, even before checking in at the General Palmer Hotel, just next to the train station. This hotel is typical of the late-19th century western style that pervades the whole city. It is a nice place.

 

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Railway museum, Durango, CO

We have ample time to visit the railway museum, very complete, that describes the whole history of the Durango-Silverton railway line, from its origin as a mineral ore transportation operation, to later passenger traffic and, after a less than glorious period, its current touristic activity, which seems to be blossoming.

 

Tomorrow, we will be taking the train.