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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
+1 888-872-4607
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time and it was worth every penny. We were very pleased that they let us step out of the car we were in to take a few pic's along the way.

Thank Coleen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a once in a lifetime experience for me! Everything about the train ride was wonderful - the scenery was spectacular, the crew was helpful, and it made all the difference in the world that we booked first class seats (the extra 44 dollars...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

D&SNGR is an absolute must. We made the trip to Durango just to ride this great railroad. We splurged for first class and rode in the Silver Vista - a unique open sided car with glass roof. You get a full-day guide - Ellie was...More

Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the bus to Silverton and returned on the train. It was a fun day. The bus driver was entertaining with lots of interesting stories. Silverton is a great little town with plenty of shops to explore and quite a few restaurants to choose...More

1  Thank 4FunWeTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea you could do the Polar Express until I saw a post on Facebook. I decided it would be a great time for my family since the kids are getting older and there are not many years left to do things like...More

Thank sazach8016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great adventure on this narrow gauge railroad. Your first 20 minutes are spent getting out of town, but after that the views are wonderful. Hosts do great job of providing information and making the trip enjoyable. Remember to tip your hosts!

Thank ABQfamilyguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have ridden this train for the Polar Express for years. Normally it has been a good experience. This year, incredibly, we had a disgruntled employee on our train that complained loudly and even spelled out profanity! We decided we woud contact...More

Thank Shawna L
DurangoTrain, Manager at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shawna, first we are so disappointed that there was a disgruntled employee - that is unacceptable and it has been corrected. Just to let you know we did receive your message and left 2 voicemails, I do hope we have the correct phone number

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to visit our daughter, who relocated to Durango for work. We decided to book a train ride, which this time of year is the polar express- it was a lot of fun! The train is beautiful and the museum has...More

1  Thank beachjumper64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip was ride up from Durango on open car and de-board at hiking trail-head, hike through 3 high passes for 9 days with my hiking group, then 9 days later we caught the morning train at same location, rode to Silverton and returned to...More

Thank Darrel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not take the train ride, I only visited the museum. It's free, although they do ask for a donation. The museum focuses on the history of transportation in the Durango are. There are a few antique cars, rail cars, decorations, etc. Also a...More

Thank P F B
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Questions & Answers
19 November 2017|
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Response from DSNGRR | Property representative |
Yes it is! The 1881 Depot is adorned with lights and there is a 20 foot tree inside the detail!
23 September 2017|
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Response from Sheba-NewYork17 | Reviewed this property |
If I were you, I would call the Silverton Durango train and ask them. I saw people with back packs and large bags on the train.