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Durango Blues Train

Dates:    June  1 (sold out)
                 June  2 (sold out)

Dates:    August 17 (sold out)
                 August 18 (sold out)

Departs: 7:00pm 
             Returns: 10:30pm

  The Highline with short stop at Rockwood

Fares: $119* per person (Must be 21 years old to participate.)
* Fare subject to 7 % Historic Preservation Fee

Presented by SBG Productions and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Durango Blues Train returns to the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the 8th year on both ends of the summer season this June 1 & 2 and August 17 & 18. The Blues Train is an exciting 3.5-hour moving musical experience of live blues music on board the coal-fired, steam-powered train through the breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest.

live blues music

The Blues Train features six blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical atmosphere. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from coach to coach. The Blues Train follows the same format as years past, with nine historic passenger cars, a steam- engine locomotive, two full bands, four solo/duo acts and three bars with craft beer and wine. The trip starts and ends in Durango traveling just far enough out to experience spectacular views of the San Juan National Forest.

To cap it off, passengers will take in spectacular sunset views along the "Highline," a world famous section of the railroad, as the train crawls along craggy cliffs 400 feet high above the Wild Animas River, known to be the most beautiful section of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Tickets for the June dates go on sale February 13! They are $119 per person per night, plus a Historic Train Preservation fee. Tickets are limited and will sell out in advance. Purchasers must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets are available online at

Refreshments will be available on board. Guests can enjoy light snacks, wine and craft beer from award- winning regional brewery partners Telluride Brewing Company and Ska Brewing.

The June lineup features Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Amanda Fish, C.W. Ayon Duo, Dos Gatos, Left Lane Cruiser, and Russ Chapman!

More information is available at:

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