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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
888 872 4607
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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 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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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
888 872 4607
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Reviewed yesterday

We had seats on the left side of the train returning to Durango from Silverton on a lovely September day. We were able to enjoy the fall foliage but unfortunately no wild life sightings on the trip. The trip was approximately four hours but comfortable...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Friends dropped us off in Silverton, the northern end of the Durango & Silverton NGRR. This gave us the opportunity to wander around the quaint, dusty old mining town before boarding the train. We had opted for one of the enclosed narration cars. In these...More

Thank Al S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The train ride was fun and the views were gorgeous. I would recommend taking the 8 am train one way and the 3:00 pm bus back to Durango. The views on the way to Silverton on the train are beautiful and you get to experience...More

Thank TRoxanne
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very scenic ride along the Animas River. Would recommend taking train one way and bus or other transport the other. Four hours up and four hours back makes for a very long day on a train going 12 MPH.

Thank Dustin F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plan ahead. While the train sells snacks and beverages, they seem fine with you bringing food on. Dress in layers, even if you are in an enclosed car people open the windows to take pictures (and you should, too). Have extra supplies (camera batteries, memory,...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is just as great as the previous previews have stated, something not to be missed if you are interested on trains and beautiful scenery. We took the Presidential carriage, which is the last one in the train. On top of the free drinks and...More

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I took the rode the train both ways to Silverton in the historic narrative car. The views were awesome and the narrators did a wonderful job. If you are riding only one-way, sit on the right going up and on the left...More

Thank Kayelem
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Steam train climbs the mountain at times clinging to the sides. The views are awe inspiring. When you reach Silverton, you have time for lunch and then catch the train back. The building are old and have a lot of history from mining. We...More

Thank Ruby S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with friends for a day trip to Silverton and return. It is a whole day and complete experience. From arriving at the depot in Durango to returning your every need is catered for. The trains are so interesting and the scenery along the...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have experienced this attraction several times and have really enjoyed it. Fall of course is the favorite time as the aspens turn. Have done the Blues Train and that was a great experience as well! If you like trains and something a little different this...More

Thank Brian B
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Nancy S
16 September 2017|
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Response from Donald C | Reviewed this property |
Park right next to the train station. Get there early. The cost is $8 to park. Well worth the price to be close.
wendy m
2 September 2017|
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Response from lucky11er | Reviewed this property |
Train ride takes 3 1/2 hours one way. If you take the bus one way it will take 1 1/2 hour.
cd m
26 July 2017|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
We also took the 8:45 and had time to get lunch and sightsee. However, we knew where we wanted to eat at Eureka Station and made our way there quickly upon arrival. Shortly after we placed our order there were 10-15 folks... More