This is the Rockies near the Four-Corners region not too far north of Mesa Verde National Park. It’s a 30 mile drive between Durango and Siverton. These mountains are some of the most pristine and beautiful in the Desert Southwest.
A 19th century steam engine rolls out of Durango, Colorado, on it’s way to Silverton, Colorado. Both towns in the Southwest wing of the state are historic western mining camps. The billowing smoke is quite a site as the train slowly inches to speed. We live in the modern West. Much of it hasn’t changed, just our perception. One thing is for sure, an old steam engine is quite an impressive spectacle.