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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: +1 970-247-2733
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Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the...

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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Ridinr the rails making memories

Just outstanding and authentic The train ride behind a steam engine, the scenery, experiencing an old mining town, sharing the experience and memory with family. Book ahead... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just outstanding and authentic The train ride behind a steam engine, the scenery, experiencing an old mining town, sharing the experience and memory with family. Book ahead - its essential. We were stuck for time (had to double back to Salida that afternoon) so we trained out (regular coach and bus back) which worked well and gave us some time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed riding this authentic train. The scenery is gorgeous all along the way. We rode the train in November so it did not go to Silverton. The ride up the mountain to the Casades was beautiful and relaxing. The employees on the train were very knowledgeable.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been on the train a handful of times. It is definitely pricey but if you take the bus one way and the train the other with plenty of time to spend in Silverton you won't be disappointed! Silver ton is a beautiful town to visit with a great variety of stores, restaurants and sights to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area with lots to do even though we were there to use the Toyota dealership for a break problem. Lots of restaurants and things to do

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

October 17, 2016 - Rode train both ways and sat on right side on the way to Silverton. This was recommended. Views were outstanding. Although we were in the San Juan car with excellent narration by Ed, I was able to exit to the rear platform to snap some great pictures. Scenery was spectacular and train movements were nostalgic. And,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience. Because we needed ADA access we were in the front car. The bar was 7 cars away which made for a long walk in the moving cars. It was quite the adventure. Luckily the open air car is right next to the bar so we hung out there and kept the drinks flowing. Solid house Bloody... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in the clear view night sky train car and highly recommend the upgrade to this car. The views are breathtaking! The sound of the traditional steam engine and being on it as you round the corners of the sides of mountain while overlooking the gorge and out into the mountains is unforgettable. We did the cascade run just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

LOVED IT!!!! We wanted the authentic experience and this one was perfect! Arrive early and listen for surprises outside. Oh, and it's definitely worth spending the extra $ for first class tickets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Starting out in Durango, CO at the old train station, we road this narrow gauge railroad through open meadows and then started climbing the mountain. Through narrow canyons where one side of the train tracks dropped many hundreds of feet and, it seemed, that you could touch the cliff side on the other. In Silverton, while awaiting the return trip,... More 

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Cloverdale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a long day. Going both directions on the train makes for a long day. In October, there wasn't alot open in Silverton for the time of year and the amount of tourists on the train. If you are a train buff than this might be for you.

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