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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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Wilderness train ride

After the first 30 minutes to get out of town you have a wonderful ride. The steep canyon walls and the river provide beautiful sights of some very rugged country. Add to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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White Lake, Mi
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White Lake, Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After the first 30 minutes to get out of town you have a wonderful ride. The steep canyon walls and the river provide beautiful sights of some very rugged country. Add to the enjoyment by riding in the narration car and learn some of the history of the railroad and surrounding area from someone impersonating an important person from the... More 

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socaltwo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is an all day event Interesting and fun trip but a bit long, gets a bit monotonous near the end. Good views of rive, rock canyons, trees, etc. Best plan is to ride the train up and take the bus back. You get more time in Silverton and are back in Durango sooner. Bert our bus driver gave good... More 

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Harrison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We got on the station at 7:20am. It says final boarding on the site is at 7:30 but actually they didn't start boarding until then so getting there around 7:45 would be ok. We opted for the train ride up, 30 minutes in Silverton, and then the bus ride back. I think it was the right choice. The train ride... More 

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Bridgeport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my husband took this railroad trip in 2013, we had so much fun that we did it again the next year. Scenery from the train is amazing!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Unique experience! Enjoyed the Parlor Car comfort, staff and beauty. DSNGR employees excel in people skills as well as keeping everyone safe. We had a slight derailment that was handled quickly, efficiently and without stress. No doubt Silverton is the location of Northern Exposure's Cecily, Alaska! No moose, but lots of elk moving thru town. A big THANK YOU to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The four hour train ride is a must. The scenery was breathtaking. I would do it again. I rode on an open car. This is crucial if you take pictures.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable experience, very enjoyable scenery except for the part of the trip where you leave / enter Durango. It take a little while to actually start climbing the mountain, and that's where the trip gets interesting. We were scheduled to take the train up to Silverton and return to Durango by bus, but the bus got snowed in (on May... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The scenery along the Animas river was amazing. The trees and the river were breathtaking It is well worth taking this tour. The Aspen trees were spectacular.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I took the round trip option from Durango to Silverton and back again. I booked a few weeks in advance and chose the outside carriage and crossed fingers that the weather would be ok on the day. Depart time is early around 8:15 I think and you arrive at Silverton just before 12:30. Regardless what carriage you choose make sure... More 

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SW Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery abounds. Have taken this ride multiple times. Trip to Silverton is a fantastic journey. Love the town of Silverton too!

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