After a town's trip to New York, we are now planning our first countryside vacation in the US for next May. Based in Chicago, we thought to book an Amtrak Vacations trip (Grand Canyon Discovery [unaccompanied]) which ends in Flagstaff. We then thought to rent a car to end up in a bigger town (e.g.Denver) to take the plane back to Chicago.
As a retired couple from Europe (and train enthusiasts) we thought to visit Durango and its railway.
One day for a railway tour to Silverton and back - or even a package?
Another day for a hiking. E.g the Colorado trail. Do you see the possibility to take the train and walk - even we are not free from giddiness?
Are there other nice things to do in Colorado, we don't see?
Many thanks for your advice to two greenhorns ...