Things to do in Durango, Colorado

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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January-April 2021
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Tour
Departs from Durango at 9:30 AM and returns to Durango at 2:30 PM
Weekend and some Weekday tours available
Wind through the high mountain terrain of the San Juan National Forest and be amazed at the steep canyons and breath-taking views as you chug along in this historical working steam engine.  Travel along the beautiful Animas River to Cascade Canyon where you'll have 45 minutes to enjoy lunch next to a warm fire or walk along the Animas River for some phenomenal photo opportunities.  This tour also offers on board food and beverages for an additional fee.

May 1-November 7, 2021
Cascade Canyon Express Train Tour
Departs Rockwood Station (18 miles north of Durango) 7 days/week
Tour 1 departs 9:00 AM and returns 11:00 AM
Tour 2 departs 12:15 PM and returns 2:15 PM
Tour 3 departs 3:15 PM and returns 5:15 PM
Wind through the high mountain terrain of the San Juan National Forest and be amazed at the steep canyons and breath-taking views as you chug along in this historical working steam engine.  Train tour takes just over 2 hours.


May 22-October 31, 2021
Silverton Train Tour
Departs from Durango Station at 9:00 AM and arrives in Silverton at 12:30 PM.  Train departs Silverton for the return trip at 2:45 PM and arrives back in Durango at 6:15 PM.
Enjoy a leisurely 3 1/2 hour ride to Silverton on a true steam engine while taking in the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, San Juan National Forest, and the Animas River.  Once in Silverton, you'll have 2 hours to get in some shopping, sight-seeing, eating, or partaking in various delicious beverages Silverton has to offer. Then all-aboard at 2:45 for the return trip to Durango.  There is no cell service or WiFi in the canyon, so this is the perfect opportunity to unplug and unwind as you sink back in time.  The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been operating this 45-mile section of the Denver & Rio Grande line since 1882 and much of the scenery has remained unchanged.


Be on the lookout in the fall for the Polar Express!
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Parking for Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
209 W College Drive, Durango, CO 81301