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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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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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$336*
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2-Night Stay in Durango with Scenic Train Ride
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Great experience! Beautiful scenery.

We really loved riding this historical train. Gave the children a great experience. Suggest you ride in an enclosed car unless you like cinders and smoke. The next time we go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
000HappyTraveler2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really loved riding this historical train. Gave the children a great experience. Suggest you ride in an enclosed car unless you like cinders and smoke. The next time we go we will either have someone pick us up in Silverton or take the option of riding the bus back. Our night ride back to Durango was very very long.... More 

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Creede, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have never rode an old steam train this is the one ride to start with and if you have rode others this makes the others pale by comparison. Ride the open gondola car and get the real experience soot and cinders on your face and the smell of coal smoke. I will let you see the scenery and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an awesome ride! We rode in the Knight Car which is a great value for the money. I love this train and have rode it many times. We saw much more than we've ever saw before and in the snow just made it more special! Kevin was our attendant and he was very pleasant and attentive!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a one way trip from Durango to Silverton. We paid extra to ride first class on the Knight Sky, but well worth it. At the time of year we rode, part of the car was reserved for people doing the Train/Zip lining tour and once they left, we were free to move into those seats as well. (Be... More 

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Salford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the railroad from Durango to Silverton (got the coach back). The 2 or 3 hour journey was spectacular, beautiful scenery (and a few seemingly hairy moments going through some quite tight canyons and on some very narrow ledges!). The guide, Heather, was very knowledgeable on local history as well. Only minor issue was how heavily merchandised it was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic day with the family. We rode in the observation (Night Sky) car which I'd recommend paying the extra for. There are fewer seats in that car and you have a delightful waiter/Porter/Conductor/Host who is with you the whole day bringing drinks, food, etc. Ours was the winter trip and we loved it. So incredibly beautiful and what a way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The full train ride makes for a very long day. If you're traveling with youngsters or those that may get crotchety rocking back and forth on uncomfortable seats all day, I'd suggest the half train ride/half coach trip. I took the train in the summer, and was in an open car up to Silverton and back. The views are amazing,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Bus, Jeep tour and 1-way Train ride from Silverton to Durango in this 1 day package. It is a great way to save time and see it all in a day and is very interactive. We reserved it with a company: Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep.

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Thank Ginger S
San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Wintertime the train does not travel all the way to SIlverton but only to Cascade. Great trip, lovely and knowledgeable staff, spring for First Class as it is worth it!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. WOW was this amazing. The scenery along the Animas rier and the snow was like a post card.No way could you ever come here and not ride the train. The smoke, the smell and the scenery - WOW.

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