Colorado Railfan Sites
A self-guiding railfan tour
Railfan, railfan--where do you see trains in Colorado?
Mapwork: If you're going to be looking for railfan locations, you'll need an industrial strength map resource. I definitely recommend you get a DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, study it before your trip, and copy pertinent pages for your field work. You can find information here about Railfan Maps that are available.
This location is on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Go north on US-550 out of Durango. After about 6 miles, you'll pass a rest area on the right. After another 1/2 mile north, CR-250 turns off to the right. Follow it for about 1 mile down to a grade crossing near scenic Shaloma Lake. Good shots from various angles are possible here, with the grand Rockies as a backdrop. This location is an easy chase from Durango.
Frequent contributor Markolf Gudjons has provided this information for us. Many thanks, Markolf.