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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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“the bus” (875 reviews)
“open car” (221 reviews)
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
888 872 4607
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just got back from grueling train ride. First, the good. The views are fantastic. I would rate the scenery 5 stars. Now for train operations: I rate them a 2 star. First this is not a 9-hr trip as stated. We left at 9:30am and...More

Thank ALH972
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked the open car from Durango to Silverton and back. The weather was lovely in Durango and even got a little warm on the way up. Silverton was chilly and rainy but we still enjoyed the trip. We were on the Rio Grande car....More

Thank FeFiFoFanna
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was very relaxing through the mountains. kids enjoyed it too. awesome views. staff were freindly and knowledgable needed to spend more time in silverton though.

Thank davidfm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the ride, but here is a suggestion. During one of the many train stops, why not add a train robbery, or some sort of action to entertain us all while we wait on the rafters, or whoever. Did love the ride.

Thank ronaldbR1519TK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just made reservations on the phone for late Aug 2017. (So obviously this a review of reservations only) I was searching here for a secret to which side of the train has the best views, and read a number of reviews stating that I should...More

Thank Teddy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

While vacationing in Durango with my husband's entire family (24 of us total) we took the bus up (1 hour ride) and the train back (3 hour and 45 minute ride). It rained before we got on the train but the staff took time to...More

Thank Kerri D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience. Great staff. Tremendous opportunity for teaching kids about history, physics, and power of steam. The tour of the roundhouse is well worth the time and money. The only drawback was insufficient time in Silverton for exploring. Next time, we will take the train...More

1  Thank stownsdpd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you visit Durango...the train is an absolute MUST!! Incredible train ride straight thru the huge Rockies & right along the Animas river the whole way to Silverton. We recommend Handlebars Saloon & Grill up in Silverton for burgers n beer!

1  Thank Adam P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must for all ages! We took the 3 hour ride and were amazed at the locomotive and its power. We saw fresh streams and beautiful birds. The views are breathtaking. We saw snow capped tops and lush green bottoms. Truly a work...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just know that this trip takes 4 hours each way, at least. You will appreciate the bus ride back.The coal fired engine pours out really dirty, acrid smoke, so we don't recommend riding in an outside car. If you do, take dust masks or a...More

Thank JoJoBoHo5656
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20 July 2017|
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Response from bould22 | Reviewed this property |
We booked thru train and there was a small error which Mild and Wild worked with us but we wanted to ride train and river in one day and only way is to ride bus one way. We also wanted to kayak in afternoon rather than... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from Bill V | Reviewed this property |
The train does disembark at the Silverton Depot. Enjoy
4 June 2017|
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Response from Timothy P | Reviewed this property |
The bus we used had a restroom.The trip is only about an hour.