Our family hated this train trip. It was too long (3.5 hours each way) and on top of that, the train broke down. We were 2 hours late getting into Silverton. It took us more than 5.5 hours to get to Silverton.
The food on the train was terrible and expensive. The expensive soda had no carbonation. The staff gave us very little information about when the train would move again. We had only about 1 hour in Silverton.
We were scheduled to take the train back to Durango but asked to take a bus back. The train company sent 1 bus that could take 40 people back to Durango. We were told to be on the bus by 3:50, but the bus didn't leave until after 5 pm. We sat on the bus all that time, and the bus driver said that he wasn't given the clearance to leave.
We were disappointed that we went on the trip. We would have preferred a raft trip, etc.More