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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the bus” (826 reviews)
“both ways” (291 reviews)
“open car” (213 reviews)
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
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888 872 4607
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Reviewed yesterday

Found out about this by accident as we were planning to stop over in Durango. Booked tickets for the First Class Alamosa car and was blown away by the trip up to Silverton and back. The mountains views are stunning - you really need to...More

Thank Paulellwood
Reviewed 2 days ago

I made the mistake of paying extra for the open air car on the Train this past Monday. The weather was chilly and got colder as we climbed our way up to Silverton, this was my mistake. Midway through our trip, other riders from the...More

Thank scottready
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great trip. Booked on the narration car. Two different ladies dressed in period clothing talked (one each way) about the history of the area. The trip back seemed long. Someone suggested if you are traveling with two couples that one couple ride the...More

Thank tedpatewinslow
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this trip in a steam locomotive, up the mountainside. The views were breathtaking! We were only able to go as far as Cascade, but that was perfect. We sat in the First Class car and had a very knowledgeable "guide" who told us...More

Thank Retiredin2015
DurangoTrain, Manager at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi: Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Glad you enjoyed the train ride. You had beautiful weather!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Today hubby and I enjoyed the Durango- Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This asventure was amazing and should not be missed if you live or visit in the Durango area. From the booking of the tickets ( in person at the Durango train station to the...More

1  Thank TravelsWithJenny
DurangoTrain, marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi Jenny: I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip! And yes Dakotah is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a blast. Gorgeous scenic views, knowledgeable staff. Kasey was a great attendant for the car. We enjoyed it greatly. We took the bus back and the bus driver was excellent as well. No need to ride the train both ways....More

Thank Jonathon K
DurangoTrain, marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi Jonathon: Thanks for sharing your experience with us. So glad you had an blast!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have done a few Polar express trains but this is the best one ever. You get the magical feeling of stepping back in time. Picture a mountain town with snow all around, and how quiet everything is with snow coming down , then all...More

Thank runway321
DurangoTrain, marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi: Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. So glad you had a wonderful time!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We picked up this train in Durango and travelled to Silverton in an open carriage. Unfortunately we picked the wrong side of the carriage so we couldn't see down the canyon so get on the correct side or you will miss it. Fantastic trip will...More

Thank Felixstowe2016
DurangoTrain, marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi: Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Glad you had a fantastic time on the train!

Reviewed 6 days ago

3 1/2 hr train ride up to old town of Silverton. Maybe 10 shops and one hotel and handful of restaurants. Scenery beautiful. Ride on train a little rough for older folks. Mom was exhausted and we took bus (1 1/2 hr ride) back rather...More

Thank KathyG3295
DurangoTrain, Manager at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kathy: Thanks for sharing your train experience with us. We greatly appreciate hearing from our guests and I am very glad that you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This train ride to Silverton is not to be missed. We booked the Alamosa Parlour Car...first class, round trip. It's a long ride, but well worth the time. Banana Bread was served with coffee or tea as we departed and bottled water and complimentary non-alcoholic...More

Thank Debbie R
DurangoTrain, marketing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this review

Hi Debbie: Thanks so much for sharing your experience! The Alamosa Parlor Car is a wonderful car! So glad you enjoyed your trip.

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LiveInOz
Are any of the open air style cars sheltered from rain if it rains? We are planning an early July visit, what would you say the average temp to dress for on the train ride? I see the suggestions regarding layers, but just wondering if there is any more specific advice on this time frame? Thanks!
25 May 2017|
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Response from Quiltert9 | Reviewed this property |
the summertime is quite warm in Durango. You must remember that you ate going up to an elevation of 12,000 feet ! ..... So bring a jacket. It is very windy also. The open car is covered on top so if you are really worried... More
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bergjohnc
What is the schedule for a train up and bus back to Durango. How long is the layover in silverton?
11 May 2017|
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Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
Trains up to Silverton leave at 8am, 8:45am and 9:30am; bus from Silverton to Durango leavve 12pm, 3pm and 4pm. The layover depends on what bus you decide to take back. The shortest layover is 30 minutes to as long as... More
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Linnea325
We are riding the train roundtrip. How long is the layover in Silverton?
1 May 2017|
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Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
If you choose the round trip option, your Silverton layover is 2 hours and 15 minutes. For shorter or longer Silverton layovers, you may want to review our motor coach options. Feel free to call our outstanding reservation... More
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