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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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
+1 888-872-4607
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 30, 2006

The train was unbelievable. Better than I expected. The views are incredible. TIP: Ride the train (on the right side) to Silverton and the bus back. Best way to go. You board in Durango and ride about 20 or so minutes close to town before...More

48  Thank Beaux P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 13, 2006

Our family hated this train trip. It was too long (3.5 hours each way) and on top of that, the train broke down. We were 2 hours late getting into Silverton. It took us more than 5.5 hours to get to Silverton. The food on...More

45  Thank Travellin
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It seems like every guest we have had out to visit; old and young, has really enjoy this experience... However, I am going to say... you get what you pay for... so IF possible upgrade your trip to first class.... if you're taking the train...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rode the bus to Silverton & the train back to Durango. The train ride was long and slow, but we were entertained the entire trip by a lady in period costume who really knew her history. It’s not cheap to ride, but it was worth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a thoroughly enjoyable ride to and from our destination that day and the train is like stepping back in time. The museum was so interesting and everyone was friendly and helpful. What a great day we had!

Thank aruka2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Expen$ive "first class" ride under the glass roof, and got some special souveniers and beverages and snacks for spending twice the $ of the cheap seats. We really enjoyed our "host" who had been with the Railroad many years and knew a...More

Thank flyhigh96
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best time is the fall when the Aspens are turning. Recommend paying extra for back car for protection in the event of rain or colder weather. Also you get some extras. Ride out to Silverton is relaxing but long. Also recommend you take bus back...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is worth every penny and minute of time. The country it travels is excellent and the on board people are a plus. Silverton is a great stop.

Thank Buddy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove 5 hours from Denver solely to ride the train and it was completely worth it. The train was a beast of mechanical engineering still powered the old fashion way with coal mined from a nearby town. Ticketing was easy and the seats were...More

3  Thank paulkelly540
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had made this trip before - about 20 years before. We booked the Parlor Car and were glad we did. The service was great. We gained some special memories along the way. On the way up to Silverton we had some sort of a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Pagosa Springs for three years and have always wanted to ride the train. A recent family visit gave us the opportunity to make a day of it and what a day it was!!! We had an amazing time on the train....More

Thank CactusCrafter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited the museum as we only had one full day in Durango itself. The museum was lovely and lots of different things in there for all ages. The guides were great and told you all about the history of durango and the steam...More

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Jana L
November 3, 2018|
Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
Hi we are open year round with the exception of two weeks in November when we transition from our summer and fall train to our winter operations. You will find Polar Express starting Nov 16th and Cascade excursions in the... More
October 6, 2018|
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Response from P83OUkeithw | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, No unfortunately they do not have any senior discounts available. However they do offer Military Discounts. Active, Guard/reserve/Retired/Veterans. This is a little chunk of change I know. But especially this... More
Chloe M
September 8, 2018|
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Response from P83OUkeithw | Reviewed this property |
Yes the train has a regular schedule until late October. Then offers a winter run about 1/2 way up to Silverton . There are also other special trips for example Christmas Polar Express. Happy Travels!!