Nice trip. The website has a lot of info. I got some neat pictures that I am using for wallpaper of rocks.
If we did it again, we would copy from the Grandparents and their 5 grandkids we met on the trip. They rode up, and rented a SUV trip on the way down to see some of the passes. Great idea. The downward trip is nice, but how many rocks can you look at? Plus, locomotives don’t have low gear — you just use brakes. So it smells like hot brakes all the way down for 3 hours.
We got back to Durango station at 5:30P. Off to Mesa Verde!