Visiting Durango

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

All aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Take an amazing ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is back in full swing this season with trips departing daily from the Durango Depot. Offering two options for excursions this summer. Add this to your list of activities when you visit Durango! It will be the highlight of your visit!   

Scenic Round trip to Silverton Train

Available May 22-October 31. Excursions depart from the Durango Depot.

Take in all the views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas Mountain on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. This breathtaking adventure takes 3 1/2 hours each way. A stop over of 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton will allow you some time to shop, eat and take in all the libations that Silverton has to offer. There are two train options for 2021.

 Diesel Train departs at 8am and arrives back in Durango at 5:15 (this includes two hours in Silverton)

 Steam Train departs at 9am and arrives back in Durango at 6:15 (this includes two hours in Silverton)

Car options:

Family First Class- The first class car takes you back to early 20th Century Luxury. Amenities include: Onboard attendant, unlimited non alcoholic beverages, morning pastry, souvenir mug and one tote bag per couple or group. Each car has unique seating with most featuring table and chair seating. Some cars are limited to 21 and over. 

Deluxe- offers upgraded seating options and amenity such as a souvenir tote bag. These cars feature flappable seats allowing you to face in the direction of travel or face your friends. 

Open Air Gondola-This car is open air allowing you to be closer to the sights and sounds on your adventure. Seats are a bench style seating that face out towards the scenery. 

Vintage Coach-Seating in a heated car with windows that can open. Seating is traditional style school bus type seating. Seat width is equal to industry standard of economy class plane seat.

More information and booking information is available here.

 

Cascade Canyon Express 

Available May 1- November 7. Excursions depart from the Durango Depot at 479 Main Avenue Daily.

The Cascade Canyon Express is a fantastic way to see the iconic canyon views along the highline in just 5 hours.  This excursion allows you to see all the amazing scenery that takes you back into the wilderness that is inaccessible by any roads. 

Cascade Canyon Express Schedule: Depart Durango 9:30am and arrive back in Durango at 2:30pm

Car options:

Open Air Gondola- This car is open air allowing you to be closer to the sights and sounds on your adventure. Seats are a bench style seating that face out towards the scenery. 

Vintage Coach- Seating in a heated car with windows that can open. Seating is traditional style school bus type seating. Seat width is equal to industry standard of economy class plane seat.

More information and booking information is available here.

For passengers with special needs (ADA) and boarding requirements, please call our reservation desk at 877-872-4607 to book your tickets.

Be sure to visit the FREE Roundhouse Museum located at 479 Main Avenue in Durango.