Cascade Canyon Train, Winter/Spring 2013-2014
Ride the steam train 26 miles each way on the 5-hour round trip train ride to the Cascade Canyon wye. This trip takes you through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River in the comfort of heated coaches. This wilderness destination is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities, or a walk along the Animas River.
Be sure to visit the D&SNG Museum. It is open to the public from 1-4pm every day the train operates.
ONBOARD FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Please note that Cascade Canyon is a wilderness destination and there are no stores or restaurants -just a natural, scenic canyon with picnic tables along the Animas River and a covered pavilion just steps away from the train. We invite you to enjoy the convenience of lunch selections available onboard the D&SNG.
Click here to see our Boxed Lunch menu with mouth-watering photographs sure to whet your appetite!
2013-14 Train Schedule & Dates of Operation
Train departs Durango 10:00 a.m.
Arrives Cascade Canyon 12:05 p.m.
Departs Cascade Canyon 1:00 p.m.
Arrives Durango 3:00 p.m.
Dates of Operation
Nov. 27-30 (No train service Nov. 28 to observe Thanksgiving Day)
Dec. 6-21: Friday and Saturday only
Dec. 22-31: Daily (No train service Dec. 25 to observe Christmas Day)
Jan. 2-31: Thursday through Saturday only
Feb. 1-Mar. 8: Thursday through Saturday only
Mar. 9-29: Daily
Apr. 2-Apr. 12: Wednesday through Saturday only
Apr. 13-May 2: Daily
DAILY SERVICE TO SILVERTON BEGINS SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
Cascade Canyon Train Fares 2013-2014
We have lunch, snacks, beverages, bar drinks and souvenirs available for purchase on our concession car.
Or call 888-872-4607
See what our passengers post on Trip Advisor!
“GO IN WINTER!!!!!”
Cool weather, no crowds, great view of partially frozen river. What isn't to like about riding the train in the winter? ...coaches are enclosed and heated. They also bring along the open car for us hardy souls that want to take pictures. I bought one of those all you can drink mugs for the trip. The iced tea was for some reason sweetened. They actually had the time to brew me some breakfast tea and then pour it over ice. Not the Cain's I'm used to, but the effort wasn't unnoticed.
All day event on the train. ... Booked the first class cabin with the glass ceiling which is definitely the way to go. It's only about $40 more per person in the winter. It's the kind of thing you will probably only do once so you might as well go for it. Only one of those cars so make sure to book early. I had an issue with seating assignments so it might be worth it to call to double check that you have the right seats and that they are either next to each other or facing each other. Truth be told, you move around a lot on the train car so it's not a big deal unless you like to sit for long periods of time.