Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Durango

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Rumble through the high rocky cliffs and canyons of Colorado on one of the country’s oldest railways at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. The 19th-century heritage railroad features coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives transporting passengers between the towns of Durango and Silverton. Wind your way through the Colorado wilderness past picturesque western towns and stretches of breathtaking scenery. Stop by the railway museum and Silverton Freight Yard before leaving to learn more about the railroading industry in the late 1800s. Wear sunglasses on the train to protect against the coal steam. By using our Durango online day trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and other attractions in Durango.
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  • Riding the train is a memory of a lifetime, for young and older, alike. The scenery, the history, the "old-fashioned" narrow gauge ride are all amazing and fun! Stopping in Silverton on the other end ...  more »
  • We were staying nearby in Pagosa Springs and this was the best time we had all week. As a little girl my grandpa told me about this train ride so I have always dreamed about going. I was not left disa...  more »
  • Here is a tip- PLEASE STAY AT HOME- DO NOT GO!! I am selfish! I want the train to myself! less of you means I get a seat every time I go! Seriously, this trip is awesome, sit on right side if possible...  more »
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  • Had a great time, the views are awesome. It's nice to slow down and enjoy the beauty throughout the canyon. Definitely take a hat and sunglasses to keep the embers out of your hair and eyes, they aren't hot just dirty. It's definitely worth it, I would definitely go again. It was nice to ride back as well, since allot of people take the bus back there's more room and the employees are more relaxed and will talk with you more, definitely ask them questions. They know some interesting things about the area.
  • I've been to Durango many times but this way the first visit to the musuem. Very cool. It was so fun to take the kids and let them touch and see inside of a real locomotive. They absolutely loved the train sets that were running. We also got to watch the train come in to the station.
  • A life time experience. An amazing journey highly underrated though. 6 hour up and down journey to Silverton and back to Durango. Everything and every minute is so precious and heavenly feelings. One of the best part was my kid enjoyed it more than me.
  • I am a huge lover of trains. And the chance to experience a Narrow Gauge as well as a historic railroad at the same time, was a true gift. The staff was really knowledgeable about the history of the railroad and how the equipment work as I tend to be a bit technical on things like that. It is also easy access to all the downtown restaurants and other tourist attractions including the river
  • Making reservations is simple and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The train ride to Cascade Canyon is great! They offer events through the year such as Polar Express, Pumpkin Patch and the Christmas Tree Train which we take part in. It is a fun ride for the whole family. There is an observation car and a snack car for good drinks, lunch and souvenirs. The break-men come through regularly and explain the area, the function of the train etc. It's great to see the folks in period costume come through and give tidbits of history and stories. It's a great experience.
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