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2013-14 Winter/Spring Trains to Cascade Canyon

Cascade Canyon Train, Winter/Spring 2013-2014

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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.

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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.

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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

2013:Winter Train

Nov. 27-30 (No train service Nov. 28 to observe Thanksgiving Day)
Dec. 1
Dec. 6-21: Friday and Saturday only
Dec. 22-31: Daily (No train service Dec. 25 to observe Christmas Day)


Jan. 1
Jan. 2-31: Thursday through Saturday onlySpring train

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


Cascade Canyon Train Fares 2013-2014

Car TypeAdultChild
Standard-Class Coach, available every day (all ages)$59*$34*
First-Class Knight Sky, Nov. 27, 2013-May 2, 2014 (age 12+ only)$99*NA
First-Class Cinco Animas, available Nov. 27-Jan. 4 (ages 21+ only)$99*NA
First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car, available Jan. 9-Feb. 1 (ages 21+ only)$99*NA
First-Class Prospector, Feb. 6-Mar. 5 (age 21+ only)$99*NA
First-Class (car TBD), Mar. 6-May 2 (age 21+ only)$99*NA
Deluxe-Class Prospector Family Coach, Mar. 6-May 2 (all ages)$79*$59*
*Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee


We have lunch, snacks, beverages, bar drinks and souvenirs available for purchase on our concession car.

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See what our passengers post on Trip Advisor!

“GO IN WINTER!!!!!”5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 NEW
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.

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