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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

479 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado 81301 USA

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“Ride an old mining train into the mountains”

This historic train has been in continuous operation for 128 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line. Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Today the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad continues to provide year-round train service, operating a historical train with rolling stock indigenous to the line. The locomotives used to pull today’s train remain 100% coal-fired, steam-operated. The locomotives are 1923-25 vintage and are maintained in original condition. The coaches each feature bathroom facilities and are heated during the winter months for passenger comfort. Open gondola cars provide a panoramic view of the mountains. Concessions are available on every train. The Durango & Silverton is owned and operated by American Heritage Railways.

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Jon M.

Durango & Silverton NG Railroad 8/22 I debated about doing this, but I am very happy I/we did. Train rides from Durango to Silverton, Co. up and back. Altogether it took about 7 hours. Travel is... Read more

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howlinggirl

This railroad takes passengers on a two-and-a-half hour journey along the Animas River. The 3-foot, narrow-gauge track allows the train to make sharper curves alongside the 400-foot cliffs. During the ride, passengers “can be dropped off at certain points to hike and fish at places they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to get to,” says Andrea Seid, the marketing manager. Tickets are $49-$169. Open daily from May 8 to Oct. 30. 479 Main Ave., Durango. 877-872-4607 or durangotrain.com. Read more

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jlgardner

This train ride will surely not disappoint any who enjoy nature and the old west. Spectacular, peaceful views! Plan your trip in early October to see the Aspens in full color. Read more

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Even_Dave

See Colorado like the early settlers did. This train goes through areas of incredible scenery. And the train is REAL! If you have kids, this is a must do on any trip to this corner of Colorado. Read more

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brandieb2012

We did the Polar express at XMas time. Kids loved it. Cookies and hot chocolate. Yes the chefs sing the whole time. Santa gives your kid a bell. Then back for pics with Santa. Uou have topay extra for of course. I would say an hour half tops Read more

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ccthenaturelover

Make sure you check their website for train departures as the times vary throughout the year. It is a great way to see breathtaking scenery and well worth your money! Read more

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mlhouse

Beautiful views throughout the ride. Would definitely do it again when the kids are a bit older... They were excited about it at first but were pretty much over it on the way back (especially my 3 year old). Read more

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MASmith68

FANTASTIC! We really enjoyed it. We were on the open car, but next time I want to do the car with the glass roof, I think you will be able to see more of the mountains. Read more

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gdunning

Wonderful way to see undeveloped Colorado. Awesome scenery and history. Read more

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

479 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado
81301 USA
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