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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 October 26, 2018

We booked the trip to Silverton and back on the train - both ways - well in advance. So we were taking a chance on weather. Turns out the weather wasn't so good - cool and wet (unusual for early October) - so we were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corkster33
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Neat steam railroad that goes in a loop with beautiful views. staff friendly and the cars are vintage. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert N
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We rode the train from Durango to Silverton, Spent a couple of hours in Silverton and then rode Train from Silverton back to Durango. Enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful mountains, canyons and mountain streams a long the way. Most of the Aspens were at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank webbfoot
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Lovely views along the river. We recommend taking the train one way and the bus back. Get great views both ways.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We are happy we chose the Durango Silverton train up/”bus” down option, booking through Mild-to-Wild. While the train ride was great, round trip would have made for a very long a day. It was October and we bravely booked the open gondola car on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Companion789177
Reviewed October 23, 2018

In the morning we departed started in Durango Co. Our views of the mountains, canyons & river were awesome. We stopped in Silverton for lunch and enjoyed the old mining town. Then returned to Durango in the afternoon. I would highly recommend this adventure!!!!!!!!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve E
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Sit on either side of the train for great views at different stages of the trip. Truly magic and atmospheric experience with the locomotive chugging through wide valleys and narrow gorges and rivers rushing over the rocks. Great views and sounds all round. The train...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We have done the Durango to Silverton train ride severed times before. We are never disappointed. The scenery is incredible. This time we had a few inches over night on the changing leaves. It cleared off on the way home and the peaks with snow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma S
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Colorado is a great and beautiful state. However this year they were subject to wildfires and flooding in the Durango area. As a result our trip was changed because of a track derailment which meant we had to board some 20 miles outside of Durango....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ted M
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The Durango and Silverton railway was built in about 11 months over a 45 mile narrow gauge route around 1880 and is a jewel of a place to visit as well as something of an engineering marvel. I have little doubt that these days it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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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!!
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Which train trip? (5 Replies)
We would like to ride on one of the railroads but not sure which one to choose - Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad or Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. Which would you recommend we choose? And why? Thanks
August 11, 2011|
Response frommaj10020|
We went last year (2010) on Durango/Silverton train. In fact we took the bus from Durango to Silverton, so we could see the different view than the train offers, once in Silverton we had a jeep tour of the back roads. Really nice. Then the train back to Durango. We really enjoyed the whole overall trip. Really beautiful views overall. We went in late September so the trees were turning which added to the beauty. It was well worth the time and money. Haven't been on the other train, yet, but...More