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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

479 Main Ave, Durango

Two or Four Standard-Class Coach Tickets from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (Up to 42% Off)

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Highlights

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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Melissatop reviewer helpful reviewer
20 ratings15 reviews
January 18, 2014
Appreciated that they allowed us to use the groupon towards an upgrade to first class. That sealed the deal!
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Kristin
1 ratings1 reviews
March 10, 2014
This was an amazing trip! I want to go back when we can go all the way to Silverton!
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Carolinehelpful reviewer
3 ratings3 reviews
March 3, 2014
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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Dawnhelpful reviewer
3 ratings3 reviews
February 28, 2014
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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Natasha
4 ratings3 reviews
February 26, 2014
Stay and explore Durango a few days
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FAWN
3 ratings3 reviews
February 23, 2014
Dress warm in the winter!
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William
7 ratings3 reviews
February 22, 2014
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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Evytop reviewer
42 ratings30 reviews
February 15, 2014
Tell people ahead of time that they should bring goggles if they sit outside (protection from flying cinders).
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $70 for two standard-class coach tickets for the Winter Cascade Canyon train ($118 value)
  • $135 for four standard-class coach tickets for the Winter Cascade Canyon train ($236 value)<p>
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Fine Print

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.

About 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.