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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Durango, CO, USA
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About Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
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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Filomena Z wrote a review Yesterday
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We came to Durango just for the Train Ride. We decided on the 5 hour Cascade Canyon and I am glad we did. This ride was phenomenal but more than 5 hours would have been way too much for us. At Cascade Creek the train stopped for about an hour so you can get out, stretch your leg and have lunch. We ordered the box lunch and for $15.00 we received a sandwich, bag of chips, cookies, fruit and a bottle of water. We rode in the open Gondola train, so we would not miss anything but the last half hour a storm rolled in and it rained. There was no escaping it but we didn't mind. If we ever do another ride we will be sure to pack rain gear.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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SnooksintheDesert wrote a review Aug 13
Palm Springs, California497 contributions366 helpful votes
An amazing train excursion. We took the shorter route - Cascade Canyon & are glad we did, was still a full day but better value to us, a a shorter lay-over at the canyon where there was a picnic area - we got hot dogs & sodas from the concession car. Our train was only half full that day, so there as a lot of space & moving around. Everyone connected with this operation is wonderful. really enjoyed it!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Touring With The Bandeses wrote a review Aug 8
Phoenix, Arizona23 contributions1 helpful vote
We had been really looking forward to this train ride experience after falling in love with the Williams Grand Canyon train ride and hearing so many people rave about it. We opted for the steam train gondola car to get the best views. Pros: The scenery was spectacular! There's nothing like the feel of a train as it goes over the tracks. Cons: The ride was REALLY LONG! OK, it's not like we didn't know that it would be a 7 hour round trip plus time to walk around Silverton but you don't really know what 7 hours on a train is like until you experience it. And you've already seen the scenery on the way up so it's only a slightly different perspective (the opposite side of the train) on the way back. The concessions were pretty basic. Even a movie theater has better options these days. They had a couple of signature drinks but that was the extent of their creativity. No narration. If you wanted to know what was going on in the areas you passed, you could purchase a book for $15 and read along, thus missing the scenery. Having a guide narrate at various points would have added a LOT to the trip. Should you go, ABSOLUTELY. But book a one way ticket and take the bus back to Durango. That only takes an hour. Want to read more about our travels around the country? Check out our blog in our bio.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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kareyrhoda wrote a review Aug 2
Oyster Bay, New York369 contributions46 helpful votes
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A beautiful way to travel through Colorado and soak up the views. It’s time to turn off the cell service and just enjoy all that’s around you!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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TheMeach wrote a review Aug 1
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The train ride is 3 hours to Silverton and 3 hours back to Durango so be ready for at least a 6-hour train ride, but other than that, the views, scenery, and the overall experience make up for it. You could see cougars, deer, elk and more on the ride, and the Silverton gift shops are excellent.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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