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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
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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Bus to Silverton and Train to Durango Full Day Experience
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Full-Day Trails and Rails Tour in Durango and Silverton CO

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Travel Back in Time!

Beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains along the Animas River. We booked the round trip train ride. While the mountain vistas are breathtaking and the ride relaxin, the round trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains along the Animas River. We booked the round trip train ride. While the mountain vistas are breathtaking and the ride relaxin, the round trip ride was over kill for us. We rode in the first class domed car which I think made photographing the scenery easier. Be prepared to be covered in soot from... More 

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Ovilla, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rode on a Private Car owned by the Soaring Colorado zip line company. The seats were very comfortable. The Car had a few pictures of movie stars on the sets or in scenes that were in and around the DSNGRR, such as Jimmy Stewart, David Niven and Audie Murphy. The scenery is beautiful, for we had a clear blue... More 

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Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I taken the train many times, but was treated to the Narrative Tour in the San Juan car, We had a woman in period clothing, tell us of her life in Durango. It was like having the perspective of someone who really lived there. The docents spend their winters boning up on information about the town, people and trains and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting train ride. Due to age, it is quite bumpy and slow but you are riding on a peace of history. The scenery is outstanding. You are high above the Animus River which is stunning to see. Great for the whole family. Restrooms available on board.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the historical round trip ride. It was amazing. Beautiful scenery and it was well worth the extra money for the historical train ride. It was very interesting too. To hear the history of the area and the people. We had Ann Pinkerton on the way up and Thomas Graden on the way back. The woman portraying Ann was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let me explain. This was the third time we have ridden this train and the scenery and experience of riding on a steam powered train were 5 star and just as great as prior rides. We ride a lot of scenic trains so I try to take everything into account. We were in the "Alamosa" parlor car, a car that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views riding the train were excellent. If you are in an open car know that you will feel soot on your clothes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this train trip. Narrow gauge rail, coal fired steam engine. You can sit in a open car, closed car or opt for a more pricey car with comfy seats and narration. The views are spectacular, lots of photo opportunities. The train to Silverton takes 3.5 hrs as well as going back to Durango. You can also opt to take... More 

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Brigham City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW! We had round trip tickets and it was GREAT! you really must do this! It is a true narrow gauge coal/steam train. From downtown Durango up the Amimas Canyon to Silverton CO. We were in an open air car and I was really glad for that you could see everything and no windows to get in the way of... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the reason we went to Durango and the reason I recommend going to Durango. Such a joyful, relaxing, awe inspiring, train ride from Durango to Silverton with views you will never forget. Not sure this is a great trip for young children as those we saw got quite bored and had a hard time being contained in a... More 

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