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DSNGRR Rock Slide: July 26

Jul 30, 2010 | Category: Soaring Blog

This past Tuesday proved to be a busy day on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and at Soaring Tree Top Adventures.  A rock slide, as a result of heavy rains, covered the tracks approximately 3 miles south of Silverton making them impassible to the morning’s trains.

One of the most unique things about Soaring’s Canopy Tour is that it’s only accessible via train or helicopter.  Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, our property provides you with a true remote wilderness zip line adventure.

Fortunately, despite a few small changes in timing, our guests were still able to enjoy a full day of Soaring through the old growth Ponderosa Pines and Aspen Trees of the San Juan National Forest.  A crew from the railroad worked throughout the day and late into the night to clear away the debris from the tracks.  Thanks to all of their hard work, the trains were able to run to Silverton as scheduled the following day.

The following are several aerial photographs that were taken by several of the Soaring/Tall Timber staff:

A rock slide affected the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

A rock slide affected the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.