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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-247-2733
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the...
Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the early settlers of the Old West used over a hundred years ago. The route winds in and out of canyons and past open wilderness affording great views. The price of a ticket also includes admission to the D&SNGRR Museum and the Silverton Freight Yard Museum.
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A must do experience!!!....highly recommend the narrative train....our guide "Grace" was fantastic! What an experience to have a guide who is related to the past of the Colorado... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Arcata, California
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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A must do experience!!!....highly recommend the narrative train....our guide "Grace" was fantastic! What an experience to have a guide who is related to the past of the Colorado mining days.....the scenery is amazing first class trip......Silverton is a beautiful little town. Once again the quality of this train trip demonstrates how private enterprise trumps government ran trains!!!! First class experience!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took this train from Durango to Silverton, CO. We traveled coach class. It's a narrow-gauge, coal-and-steam-powered train that makes a few stops to get more water. Periodically, we would get the odor of soot/coal, so we kept the windows closed most of the way. It's only a 60-mile trip, but takes 3.5 hours to get to... More 

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Elmira, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The ride from Silverton to Durango was beautiful. It took about 3.5 hours and took pictures nearly the entire way. WE paid more to ride in an open car with a glass/clear roof so that we were able to easily enjoy the mountains. Comfortable seats and an attendant in the car who took drink orders and gave information about different... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's been many years since I've taken the train to Silverton but I remember the trip like it was yesterday. The scenery through the gorge was fascinating and if you do only one "touristy" thing in town, THIS IS IT. The town of Silverton is very historic as well and definitely worth a day trip all on it's own. When... More 

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Atmore, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best train rides in the world, up the Animas River to Silverton, Colorado, Along the way some of the best scenery in the lower 48. It moves slow and stops at a couple of key points for wonder photographs. I really suggest you get on one of the open cars as far back as possible,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are only traveling only one direction by rail make sure that you request the side of the train with the best views. Heading north from Durango to Silverton, this was on the right side of the train. The views of the mountains and river are spectacular.

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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have lived in Colorado 36 years, this was my first time on the famous train and I'm sorry it took me so long to do it. Was wonderful. Traveling up higher and higher into the San Juan National Forrest, arriving in an historic mining town then back on the train. It wobbles and swerves a little, but hey, its 100yrs... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun way to travel. Beautiful views, friendly staff. We took the bus to Silverton and the train back. One way was enough for me it is about 3 1/2 hours and my husband has a bad back, so did the stand a bit,,,sit a bit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As deep as you can go into the back country from the comfort of your butt. May want to take the bus back. Can't wait until it is solar powered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a fabulous experience. The scenery was beautiful. We booked a 21 and over car. It was quiet and the staff was amazing. Our car person was Ellie and she was funny and knew lots of interesting facts about our trip.

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