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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
+1 888-872-4607
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
+1 888-872-4607
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Uncomfortable small seats, crowded train car with screaming kids, very slow train, way too long (and we only had to endure a ride 1/2 way to Silverton), bumpy ride, no air conditioning, rude staff, scenery not what you expect, and way too expensive. Do not...More

Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went in the Yankee Girl car and loved the ride! Casey was our guide, and she was absolutely fabulous!! She made the train ride so enjoyable.

Thank satirah
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to love about taking a journey through beautiful majestic country on an authentic coal fired steam engine-train? We were in the car with a "character" that was a period-themed person who told the story of the region through a personal account. Our "actor"...More

Thank Beach_Bunny2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this train ride twice—to and from Durango. Each time there was a historical speaker who gave us the background of the area and train. Each of them was dressed in authentic 19th Century clothes and was wonderfully entertaining. The scenery was spectacular. The...More

Thank Wingalsbe
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great ride, so much history, breathtaking scenery! Parents: please be advised that this ride is 5 hours in the winter, and longer in the summer. After about the first half hour, the novelty of a train ride is going to wear off on...More

Thank momdzall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riding the train is a memory of a lifetime, for young and older, alike. The scenery, the history, the "old-fashioned" narrow gauge ride are all amazing and fun! Stopping in Silverton on the other end of the ride from Durango adds to the old-time, western...More

Thank kathykoehler5044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby in Pagosa Springs and this was the best time we had all week. As a little girl my grandpa told me about this train ride so I have always dreamed about going. I was not left disappointed, this was one of...More

Thank Travelingtucker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is a tip- PLEASE STAY AT HOME- DO NOT GO!! I am selfish! I want the train to myself! less of you means I get a seat every time I go! Seriously, this trip is awesome, sit on right side if possible- good view-...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the winter months, the train doesn’t go all the way to Silverton but stops in a beautiful area called Cascade Canyon. The scenery is breathtaking and you cannot take a bad photo. We rode in the Yankee Girl car which is adults only. Our...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time taking the Silverton train from Durango to Silverton. The views are breathtaking, the staff are amazing and knowledgeable and it’s a wonderful experience that most don’t have an opportunity to experience. Pro Tips: make sure everyone has sunglasses or safety...More

Thank texashollie
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14 February 2018|
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Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
Most (not all) folks believe that taking a bus, train option is the best. Which one is really up to you - the train up, bus back can get you back to Durango early afternoon or if you would prefer to have some time in... More
Jade A
11 February 2018|
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Response from Kalephrrr | Reviewed this property |
We rode the train up, bus back. We had around 3 hours in silverton. There are several departure times though, so I would recommend calling them.
Random A
5 February 2018|
Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
First two weeks of November is the only time on the calendar that we don’t run trains, we take those two weeks to get ready for the winter season as well as Polar Express