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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
888 872 4607
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the presidential car for the trip up and back. It was great! Heather was our attendant and was very fun and full of knowledge. The views are breathtaking! Really doesn't matter which side you book if you go both ways because you will...More

Thank debbieg725
Reviewed yesterday

Anyone that has an interest in transportation history should do this. The team was fantastic - fun and very knowledgeable about the history of the RR and area. The ride through the San Juan National Forest was gorgeous. The museum is highly recommended!

Thank AzMike12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very comfortable train ride in which you can choose to sit in an open air coach or an closed coach. The train goes around curves and looks down on dramatic views. They even stop halfway to refill the water because it is a legitimate steam...More

Thank Bonnie E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great trip and the views were wonderful. It was a little long so would hesitaye to take kids. Got the domed car which was worth the extra $! Took the bus to Silverton and the train back. This worked very well and...More

Thank retireingtraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took train both ways and it was a whole day trip. Very scenic view and Silverton was a small town and beautiful!

Thank Natrajan K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Obviously you can't ride on a steam train just anywhere. When you add the breathtaking scenery to the trip, then it's majestic. At some points you could see people riding rafts on the river way below the tracks. It was cool.

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tried to catch this train 30 years ago on our honeymoon but came into Durango with no advance plans and train was booked.Wife always wanted to return and we finally made the long trek from Texas.Trip was almost ruined when we found out that the...More

Thank Randal W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome views so get a seat by the window! Very wheelchair friendly! Because my husband was in a wheelchair we did the round trip which made for a long day but saw things on the ride back that we missed going up! 2 hours in...More

Thank MillicanNana
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife, daughter and I took this train trip and were on the silver car (glass roof). the views were amazing! Our guide in our car was very knowledgeable and very friendly- she was one of main reasons for such a great trip. Agreat, relaxing...More

Thank bsantanello
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must ride! We paid extra and rode the Silver Vista car round trip, Durango to Silverton and back. The Silver Vista has a glass top, open sides. The other cars are more difficult to view the amazing sites. Take jackets because it's cool in...More

1  Thank Terry T
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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
20 July 2017|
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Response from Travelingonabudget | Reviewed this property |
We booked directly with train and had no problems. We were there last week and every afternoon it rained so I'd say take the train up in the morning and the bus back. Train ride is awesome, but it is a very long day, so... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from eBobIllinois | Reviewed this property |
No. The train goes past the depot and disembarks on 12th Street. The previous response is incorrect.