NOTICE: Love the rain.  It just came too fast :(
We will be cancelling all train services tomorrow on Wednesday July 18th – customers will receive full and automatic refunds – you do not have to call, expect refunds to show up on your credit card statement in 10 to 12 days.

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Winter + Spring Trains to Cascade Canyon

Cascade Canyon Train Excursions

2018/2019 Winter Cascade Season Schedule Coming Soon! 

NOVEMBER 22, 2017- THROUGH MAY 4, 2018. 

The Cascade Canyon excursion departs daily from Durango and leads you on a 26-mile journey through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River in the comfort of heated coaches. Sit back, relax, and enjoy breathtaking views along untouched land deep in the canyon. 

Winter train

"We got some of the best pics of our trip on this excursion. The scenery is breathtaking. My kids loved it too. Don't miss this." - TripAdvisor Review, January 2018

2017-2018  Cascade Train Schedule & Dates of Operation

  • Departure & Return Schedule
    Departure Time at Durango Train DepotArrival Time at Cascade CanyonDeparture from Cascade CanyonArrives back in Durango
    9:45 a.m.11:50 a.m.12:45 p.m.2:45 p.m.
  • Dates of Operation

    NOVEMBER: 22, 24-26
    DECEMBER: 1-3, 8-10, 15-24 (Closed Christmas Day Dec. 25), 26-31
    JANUARY:  1-2, 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 
    FEBRUARY: 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24  
    MARCH: 1-3, 7-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31
    APRIL: 4-7, 11-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30
    MAY: 1-4
    Daily Service to Silverton begins May 5.

  • Cascade Canyon Train Fares 2017-2018
    Car TypeAdultChild
    Standard-Class Coach (all ages) available all season$65*$39*


    Narration Coach (all ages) available April 4-May 4, 2018 (During April, Monday-Friday only)

    $85*$65*
    First-Class Knight Sky  (all ages) available 11/22-12/10, 12/15-12/31, 1/1-1/2, 1/4-3/10, 3/12-3/31, 4/4-5/4$109*$109*
    First-Class Cinco Animas (ages 21+ only) available 11/22-12/10, 12/15-12/31, 1/1-1/2$109*NA
    First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car (age 21+ only) available 2/10-3/10, 4/4-5/4$109*NA
    First-Class Yankee Girl (age 21+ only) available 1/4-3/10, 3/12-3/31 $109*N/A
    Family First-Class Prospector (all ages) available 3/12-3/31$109*$69*
    Family Deluxe-Class San Juan Car with holiday narration (all ages) available 12/15-12/31
    *Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee
     $95*$69* 
  • Winter & Spring Event List

    New Year's Day Brunch Train: January 1
    Last Day of Polar Express:  January 2
    Snowdown Balloon Train Ascension: February 3
    Romance on the Rails Brunch: February 10
    Winter Photographer's Train: February 18-19
    St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Express Train: March 17
    PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express: March 31
    Narrow Gauge Day:  May 4
    First Trip to Silverton:  May 5
    Mother's Day :  May 13
    Blues Train:  June 1-2
    T-REX EXPRESS:  June 16, 17, 23, 24

  • Onboard Food & Beverage

    Please note that Cascade Canyon is a wilderness destination and there are no stores or restaurants or WiFi! Just a natural, scenic canyon with picnic tables along the Animas River and a covered pavilion with an interior rock fireplace to warm you just steps away from the train. For your onboard convenience we have hot lunch, snacks, hot and cold beverages, bar drinks and souvenirs available for purchase in the Concession Car. We also have pre-order boxed lunches available for purchase.  See the Cascade boxed lunch selections below.  You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. GREAT DEAL! We offer an $8.50 souvenir mug that you can have refilled all day with non-alcoholic beverages.

    Premium-class cars have their own attendant to serve you complimentary morning pastries and all-day non-alcoholic beverages in a souvenir mug.

    Cascade Boxed Lunch Menu

    Italian Chicken Sandwich-  lemon-grilled chicken breast, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, grapes tossed together with creamy ranch basil.  Lunch includes sandwich on house made garlic brioche, sweet potato chips, carrot butterscotch cookie, and a baby Granny Smith apple

    House Roasted Turkey Club Sandwich- turkey breast, black forest ham, bacon, triple cheddar sauce and swiss, pickles, mayo, honey mustard, and lettuce.  Lunch includes sandwich on house made garlic brioche, sweet potato chips, carrot butterscotch cookie, and a baby Granny Smith apple

    Crrrazy Beets Sandwich-  roasted and rosemary marinated red beets, Colorado goat cheese, horseradish cheddar salsa, pickles and walnut pesto.  Lunch includes sandwich on house made garlic brioche, sweet potato chips, carrot butterscotch cookie, and a baby Granny Smith apple

    Gluten Free Option (add $3.00)  house made gluten-free pumpkin seed & parmesan brioche and gluten-free chocolate chip toffee pecan cookie

    Boxed Lunch Cost:  $13.00

  • Knight Sky
  • Cascade Canyon pavilion
  • Winter train
  • Spring along tracks
  • Winter train

Spring Historic Narration Coach

Runs from April 4 through May 4, 2018

Climb aboard and learn about the area and the railroad! Be enlightened through historic narrative and tales of what it took to build the railroad and what it takes to keep it going. Also learn interesting facts about the scenery and the historical significance of the area we travel through!

Narrator cast

Historic Narration Schedule
Depart Durango at 9:45AM
Return Durango at 2:45PM

Fares
Historic Coach with Narration upgrade:
Adult (age 12+): $85.00*
Child (age 4-11): $65.00*
*subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee
Narration Coach includes Deluxe Class amenities for the Cascade Season.

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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Or call 888-872-4607

DAILY SERVICE TO SILVERTON BEGINS SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018

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