Silverton Train, amazing ride through the most gorgeous scenery in the state. be sure to visit the towns on the road from Durango to Ouray, then drive over to Telluride. look out for wildlife, old mining buildings tucked into the hills & gorgeous vistas.
Animas Forks, named for the three forks of the Animas River, which flows through the town site. Animas Forks is tucked away twelve miles northeast of Silverton, Colorado, at 11,200 feet above sea level The town's first log cabin was built in 1873; by 1876, this bustling mining community boasted 30 cabins, a hotel, a general store, a saloon, and a post office.