Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad


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In a Nutshell

A steam train takes passengers on a scenic five-hour journey through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River

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Promotional value expires Mar 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid January 9th-March 8th. Valid only on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Not valid on February 15th ride. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Valid on new reservations only. 24hr cancellation notice required. 7% Historic Preservation Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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.

Customer Reviews

This was an amazing trip! I want to go back when we can go all the way to Silverton!
Kristin M. · March 10, 2014
Stay and explore Durango a few days
Natasha H. · February 26, 2014
Dress warm in the winter!
FAWN C. · February 23, 2014

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