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2010 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hike

The 7th annual SRR right-of-way hike took place September 16, 17, 2010. The weather was beautiful each day with lots of fall color and bright sun. Thursday's hike went from Red Mt Pass down to Guston and Friday's Hike went from Guston down to the Ironton wye. Karl Schaeffer and Keith Koch led Thursday's hike while Don Paulson and Don Kellogg led Friday's hike. A total of 24 people took the hikes. Here is a group photo at the Corkscrew Gulch Turntable.

2009 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hike

The 6th annual SRR right-of-way hike took place September 10, 11, 2009. The first day we had lunch in the Yankee Girl Shaft House while it rained and we ended the hike there. The second day was bright sun and we completed the hike from Guston down to Ironton. Don Paulson, Keith Koch and Karl Schaeffer led the hikes. A total of 33 people took the hikes. Here are a few photos from the hike.

2008 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hike

The 5th annual SRR right-of-way hike took place September 11, 12, 2008. The first day we had lunch in a building at the Genesee-Vanderbilt Mine while it poured rain but we had bright sun before and after lunch. The second day was bright sun as well. A total of 18 people took the hike. Here is a photo from the first day.

2007 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hike

This annual event took place on September 13, 14, 2007. It was again a great success with great weather and wonderful hikers. Here is a photo of the first day group at Red Mountain Town:

2006 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hike

This year we again offered two all day hikes on the SRR right-of-way as a part of the annual Ouray County Railroad Days . On Thursday September 14th we hiked from Red Mountain Pass to Guston with a detour on the Yankee Girl spurs. The hike was lead by Don Paulson and Keith Koch. A discussion of the operation, construction and history of the railroad was provided by the hike leaders. The inclimate weather limited the size of the group and the Friday session from Guston to Albany had to be cancelled due to rain. In 2007 we hope to have better weather and get in both days of hiking.

2005 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hikes

This year we offered two all day hikes on the SRR right-of-way. On Thursday September 15th we hiked from Red Mountain Pass to Guston with detours on the the Treasury Tunnel and Yankee Girl spurs. The hike was lead by Don Paulson and Karl Schaeffer. A discussion of the operation, construction and history of the railroad was provided by the hike leaders. Below is a picture of this group in Red Mountain town:

On Friday September 16th we hiked from Guston to Ironton with a detour on the the Silver Belle spurs. The hike was lead by Don Paulson and Keith Koch. A discussion of the operation, construction and history of the railroad was provided by the hike leaders. Below is a picture of this group just north of Guston:

2004 Silverton Railroad Right-of-Way Hike

On September 23, 2004 the Ridgway Railroad sponsored an all day hike from Red Mountain Pass to Ironton on the right of way of the Silverton Railroad. The hike was led by Don Paulson and Karl Schaeffer and included historic sites such as the Guston Congregational Church, the Guston Depot and the Corkscrew Gulch Turntable. A discussion of the operation, construction and history of the railroad was provided by the hike leaders.

We are offering the hike again in 2005 in two segments. See the Event Calender for details

Below is shown the group from the 2004 hike:


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