Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 479 Main Ave, Durango Directions
+18888724607
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This was an amazing trip! I want to go back when we can go all the way to Silverton!
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Eat lunch before arriving at the turn-around so that you'll have enough time to hike to the foot bridge for some great photos and even greater scenery!
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We'll worth the trip to ride the train. We didn't know you could bring your own food though. Next time we will pack a lunch for the ride.
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Stay and explore Durango a few days
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Dress warm in the winter!
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This was a wonderful trip. The narrow gauge train is truly a 'work of heart'! It is evident the staff loves their work ~
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Tell people ahead of time that they should bring goggles if they sit outside (protection from flying cinders).
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Recommend upgrading to the night sky car or in the summer to the deluxe class car. Have to come back for the whole trip to silverton.
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My husband and I had a great time! The staff was extremely knowledgable and friendly. The ride was beautiful comfortable.
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Appreciated that they allowed us to use the groupon towards an upgrade to first class. That sealed the deal!
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More than 130 years after its construction, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad still pulls its cars with the same coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives that commuted miners to the gold and silver lodes in the San Juan Mountains. The precious ore was exhausted midway through the construction of the Colossus of Rutherford B. Hayes, but what's left are the San Juan National Forest's true treasure—pristine vistas of vertiginous canyons, waterfalls, and mountain peaks.

On select rides, a guide shares stories about the railroad's conception and construction, as well as the science behind the old-fashioned techniques that are still used to maintain the train today. Cars range from photo-friendly open-air gondolas to private coaches outfitted with Victorian furnishings. For an even more authentic experience, the railroad offers cab rides. And during the holiday season's Polar Express, the train's chefs, conductor, and North Pole denizens bring Chris Van Allsburg's classic children's book to meticulously detailed life.

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