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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
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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...more
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The railroad is well worth a one time trip. Just the fact that it’s a steam engine is half the fun. The scenery is pretty for most of the trip, it does take a while to get into the mountains and where the true scenery...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sharon T
DurangoTrain, Director of Marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Sharon: Thanks so much for your review, and for the kind words about our passenger coach attendant. We're very happy to her you enjoyed your trip! Best regards, Christian S. Robbins Director of Marketing D&SNGRR

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time! But we left late due to engine problems. A got back even later due to broken spring. And hour and a half late. The trip was nice and the narrator was excellent. Lots of stories and history from the town...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hummer1973
DurangoTrain, Director of Marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What was the date of your excursion? We sincerely apologize for the mechanical failures, but these do happen from time to time, in spite of operating one of the best maintenance crews in the business, when dealing with vintage steam locomotives which are nearly 100...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were just passing thru and wound up staying two days and could have stayed longer!!! What a great place. Took the train and it was a beautiful ride up into the mountains. At first the only reason I took the train ride was for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 50cynthiah
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been on this ride many times. Always great fun for everyone we go with. Have that camera ready lots to photograph along the way. Bus ride back is equally a fun time also lots of folks use the bus ride back to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ila M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVE THIS TRAIN! A MUST do when in Durango. Just go, and go round trip! This going up and riding the bus back is for a very non-adventurous person! GO! RIDE! RELAX! ENJOY!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marystrader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the ride to Cascade canyon and back. Rode in the alamosa parlor car. J. Leigh and Ali were great hostesses and very knowledgeable of the history of the rail line and gave us a heads up as we were coming to points of interest....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kevinwQ6978HO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience ever! Pay for the narration cars. I learned so much about the history of Durango, Silverton, and the incredible story of this 1880's railroad. 10/10 personal experience.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to get on the knight sky car but it was sold out. So instead went in the prospectors car. Could’ve been a mistake. This is mostly for families. But this car and the knight sky car had refreshments provided. In the other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Acey15225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the adult bar car up halfway to Silverton (the top for winter trips) and enjoyed a very leisurely (and jostled) trip up and back on a clear-sky day. Tromped around at turnaround point in several feet of snow, but the path was (mostly) safe...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GregOnTheTown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the Knight Rider car and everything was laid on for us. Free tote bag and water in every seat and our attendant ELLIE made the experience the most wonderful day. Scenery was awesome and although we only went halfway up to Cascade (winter months...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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bill n
April 14, 2019|
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Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
Absolutely- look forward to your visit
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musselmandnp
March 24, 2019|
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Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
No unless you decided to do our new Cascade trip which is 2 hours long - starts at 11am ends at 1pm. That does not go to Silverton and the locomotive power is our mountain diesel
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JaneGl
March 20, 2019|
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Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
Hi Jane: You absolutely need reservations, and that is our recommendation. An advance reservation guarantees you and your party get the seats, passenger coach, and class of service you desire. In addition, this is the week... More
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