You will need to pay for each day your vehicle will be in the lot. Chicago Basin Trip Planning GuideSan Juan National Forest information. Great trail with fantastic views. Packs will be loaded and stored in a boxcar under the supervision of the train crew. Yes, it’s steep at times; if you want the same view but less altitude change, check out the trail by the same name that’s slightly less mileage and about 500 feet in elevation overall. Great trail! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. 59.3 km Elevations range from 8,000 feet at trailheads to over 14,000 at the peaks. Take one more right at the split toward Silver Mountain Ranch and a final left at the split away from Silver Mountain Ranch. The three tallest - 14,059 foot Sunlight Peak, 14,084 foot Mount Eolus and 14,087 foot Windom Peak are the most popular climbs, but there are many other peaks offering mountaineering challenges and scenic wonder. Good challenge on the way up and quite a workout. Great views. 12,167' Down The trail is easy to follow but quite steep, ascending 3,000 feet before reaching the basin. • Groups can not exceed 15. • Something else? • To prevent damage to your own and other's equipment, we require objects such as ice axes, crampons, and fishing equipment to be enclosed in a protective covering. Distance from Durango: 107 miles. • Please inform a reservation agent at time of booking as to the number of backpacks in your party. We strongly recommend advanced booking to assure seating. All round great hike. United States Department of Agriculture regulations prohibit the D&SNGRR from transporting live animals. From Flag stops: Unless you purchased your round trip tickets in advance, flagstop tickets originating from either Needleton or Elk Park must be purchased from the conductor (exact fare) at the point of origin on a space-available basis. Gain: 577 ft. 0 Loves. From Durango: Reservations should be made in advance through the Durango ticket office. By city ordinance, overnight camping is not allowed in our parking lot. The card is not insurance. 28.5 km From downtown Durango, head West on Hwy 160, then turn right on Lightner Creek Road (CR 207). 985.02 m Down. NOT OKAY! Please explain. (Interested in becoming a trail reporter? This is one of Durango's best, that is, when it has been recently cleared. Trail. Anyone who purchases a current hunting/fishing license, or boat, snowmobile, ATV registration already contributes to the fund. Other articles such as groceries and extra equipment will be also be handled as freight and additional charges will apply based on weight. 5,901' Down Hope for a clear day when you hike this - you can see so far! You must have JavaScript enabled to fill out this form. Please explain. • 3708.44 m Up • 2,871' Down We saw a lot of cattle when we were at the 1000’ elevation mark but there weren’t any issues. By purchasing a CORSAR card you are contributing to the Search and Rescue Fund, which will reimburse these teams for costs incurred in your search and rescue. Spam? It appears this is called Lake Purgatory. Looking for a great trail near Durango, Colorado? 1207.22 m Up Backpackers with plenty of time on their hands might hike the Divide Trail north to either Stony Pass or the Highland Mary Lakes area. It was tough...pretty much uphill the whole way as to be expected. The last trek to the top was tough (as to be expected) but the views from the top were jaw dropping.