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fahixson
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Re: Durango-Silverton Train

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bdwyer wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:50 pm
Kiefer wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:38 am
Mtnman200 wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:03 pm When the train is running again, if you’re looking to save some money, ask them about the Backpacker Special. Basically, you take the PM train from Silverton for a reduced fare and free parking.
Man, that's awesome if it's true. We're heading in there in August. Doing a Ruby Basin-Chicago loop. I read that they're only running trips FROM Durango this year. And limited at that. Think I'll need to call to confirm.
There is no drop off from Silverton. You must board in Durango this year. Disappointing. Also, last call I had with train (and each person you get has different info sometimes) they say the Forest Service is limiting any specific day to 15 groups of backpackers. Unclear how many in a group. I asked if I was ONE person was I a group and they answered yes. Dah. Was also told that if I diverted from the reservation days, I would only be picked up if there was room on the train.
They told me 9 groups/day and no more than 15 people/group. Yes, 1 person could be a "group." They also told me that if you have a reservation, you can call back and add/subtract people to/from your group so long as you don't exceed the group max.
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Re: Durango-Silverton Train

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fahixson wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:53 am
bdwyer wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:50 pm
Kiefer wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:38 am
Man, that's awesome if it's true. We're heading in there in August. Doing a Ruby Basin-Chicago loop. I read that they're only running trips FROM Durango this year. And limited at that. Think I'll need to call to confirm.
There is no drop off from Silverton. You must board in Durango this year. Disappointing. Also, last call I had with train (and each person you get has different info sometimes) they say the Forest Service is limiting any specific day to 15 groups of backpackers. Unclear how many in a group. I asked if I was ONE person was I a group and they answered yes. Dah. Was also told that if I diverted from the reservation days, I would only be picked up if there was room on the train.
They told me 9 groups/day and no more than 15 people/group. Yes, 1 person could be a "group." They also told me that if you have a reservation, you can call back and add/subtract people to/from your group so long as you don't exceed the group max.
This is correct you can add people to your group as we have done a couple times now.
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