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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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  • Poor1%
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
888 872 4607
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Reviewed yesterday

We opted for the top-of-the-line coach at $189 per person, and we were certainly treated like VIPs of old. It's a long ride (over three hours), but you get the feel of history as you rattle along the tracks admiring the Rockies as you go

Thank Sweeney221b
Reviewed yesterday

Took the day trip to Silverton and what a day. Words nor pictures can describe the day - put this on your bucket list.

Thank 791tracyv
Reviewed yesterday

I rode this train many times as a child and this summer decided to take my kids and wasn't sure if they would be bored. Both of them (10 and 13) loved it. We took the train up and bus back but both said they...More

Thank vlfair
Reviewed yesterday

This is a bucket list scenic train ride. The scenery is just beautiful for mile after mile. Silverton is a cool place to stop over. The coal fired steam locomotive from the 1920s was impressive hauling our train through the gorge. Just sit back and...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed yesterday

We took the Durango-Silverton Train excursion Sept. 11, '17, in the Knight Sky viewing car. The views through the mountains and gorges were absolutely beautiful. The Aspen trees were beginning to turn yellow and orange. The trip follows along a river and some deep gorges....More

Thank BigJoBR
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in Durango three nights at The General Palmer, and booked the train for the second day. That way we were able to investigate downtown, the Railroad Museum and scope things out so my husband could get the photo ops he wanted. The hotel...More

Thank cyndyd860
Reviewed yesterday

The D&SNGRR was at the top of my "bucket list" for years. On our 52nd Anniversary, we each gave the other one item off our collective bucket lists. My wife's was a visit to Mesa Verde National Park while mine was to ride in the...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great train ride and the crew was terrific. Our visit was in late September and the color was good, but not as great as east of the Continental Divide. Not being a hardcore steam railroad guy it was interesting but I was...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode on a first class car where snacks and soft drinks were served all day. Alcholic beverages could be purchased and coffee and tea were available at no cost. We had a car hostess named heather who was marvelous.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The train ride is long...it takes 4 hours to reach Silverton. We barely had time to eat before boarding for the return trip, so we drove back the next day & shopped. I would recommend taking the bus back on the return trip. Beautiful scenery!

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Nancy S
15 September 2017|
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Response from Donald C | Reviewed this property |
Park right next to the train station. Get there early. The cost is $8 to park. Well worth the price to be close.