Description: From class trips to senior trips, we have Educational Tours to fit every age and interest. Geology, topography, flora and fauna, mining, ranching, Victorian history… let us know your interests and we’ll help you plan a special, educational journey.
Visit the Mountaintop Mine Boarding House and learn about Governor Basin, the first area to house a mill inside a mountain at over 11,000 feet. Visit the old townsite of Mt. Sneffles, which boasted the nation’s highest US Post Office. Discover how huge, heavy mining equipment and boarding house stuff like cast iron cookstoves and grand pianos were hauled up over 11,000 feet. Find out why marmots are called “Whistle pigs” and certain alpine flowers are known as “Miner’s Socks.” Find out why the railroad never made it from Silverton to Ouray, and see remants of the old Corkscrew turntable where they had to turn around to go back down the mountain.
There is so much to learn about the San Juan Mountains, and our knowledgeable guides are here to share lots of interesting facts and stories with you.
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