History & Heritage Tour (Durango Train/Jeep/Mesa Verde)

Mesa Verde Tour
Cost: $312.57* Adult; $225.57* Youth
*Additional River/Land Access Fees not included
Age: 4+
Includes: Durango Train, Jeep Tour, & Mesa Verde Tour
Meet Time: Jeep Tour: 8:00 AM
Mesa Verde Tour: 8:00 AM
Returns: 4:30-5:00 PM

Discover the history of the Southwest!

Explore the best of the Southwest on the famous Durango & Silverton Train, a jeep tour to the mining remnants and ghost towns of the San Juan Mountains, and a guided interpretive tour of Mesa Verde National Park. This 2 day history lesson tour combines our Trails & Rails (jeep/train tour) and our guided interpretive Mesa Verde Discovery Tour. Learn while you live your adventure and leave with memories of a lifetime!

*Note: The days can be reversed if desired.
  • Please advise that all Ranger Tour (Cliff Palace or Balcony House) tickets are purchased the day prior at 3:00pm. If you book after 3:00pm for a trip for the following day, there is a chance these tickets may be sold out.


    Mesa Verde Itinerary

    • Meet at our main office in Durango at 8:00 AM.
    • Sit back and relax on the scenic 30 minute drive to Mesa Verde National Park on the old Spanish Trail Trade Routes.
    • Our first stop is the visitor center inside the park for an introductory park orientation.
    • Enjoy spectacular views of fascinating mountains ranges of 4 states (Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico) on the way to Far View Ancestral Village.
    • Explore Cliff Palace, the largest and most famous cliff dwelling in North America.
    • Indulge in a delicious boxed lunch catered by our favorite bakery.
    • Travel back in time from 500 AD to 1300 AD on the Mesa Loop and explore various archeological sites, cliff dwellings, pit house and scenic overlooks.
    • Return to Durango: 4-5pm

    Trails & Rails Itinerary

    • Meet our coach bus in the Train Station parking lot at 8:00 AM.
    • Depart for Silverton.
    • Arrive in Silverton at 9:45 AM.
    • Explore the high country on our guided custom 4×4 tour vehicles!
    • Visit old mining remnants and standing structures.
    • Get up close and walk around abandoned buildings.
    • Arrive back to Silverton around 1:00 PM.
    • Enjoy lunch and shopping!
    • Board the Narrow Gauge Railroad at 2:15 PM and depart for Durango.
    • Arrive in Durango around 6:00 PM.
    *Please note that all itineraries are subject to change due to river conditions.