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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

Great train and great route. Other than Jack the concessions director, no one on the train talked to us. It would have been awesome to hear some oral history from the conductor or other employees while we rambled along. Or explained what we were seeing...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The narrow gauge steam train trip was amazing! We were in the 1st class caboose and had an awesome experience. Our waitress/tour guide was very knowledgeable and well trained. The vintage train itself is kept impeccable and true to all it's fanfare. They don't offer...More

Thank Martha C
Reviewed yesterday

The Durango & Silverton offers an unparalleled, unforgettable visitor experience in Colorado's astoundingly beautiful San Juan Mountains -- and there is no better way to experience it than riding the admittedly pricey Cinco Animas parlor car. Positioned at the end of the train, the car...More

1  Thank Bryan P
Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss the Durango Silverton train ride. The views are awesome. The historic information from the staff is excellent.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed yesterday

Although the scenery is beautiful and the experience of riding the narrow gauge is worth the trip, a full day on the train might have been a bit long without the narration. We learned a lot of history of the area from both narrators. The...More

Thank RoadTripGranny
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so glad we paid extra for a historian tour guide about Durango, SILVERTON and the train. We had Caroline on the way to SILVERTON and Charles on the way back. Both were excellent, knowledgeable in their history and surprisingly very unique and different...More

Thank pjzipper
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the train. But there is alot of downtime. Half the trip is pretty scenic. The rail road staff are very friendly. Make sure to take a jacket, or blanket. Silverton gets pretty cool. My biggest complaint is you spend almost 300 dollars for tickets,...More

Thank terrry61
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to pack as much as we could into one day as our time was limited. So we booked the bus ride from Durango to Silverton, then a 4WD trip into the high country and the train back to Durango. We made a wise...More

2  Thank danol43
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago

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
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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.