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Trains to Cascade Canyon

Cascade Canyon Train

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 THROUGH MAY 5, 2017. 

Winter train

 Now is the time to book your Cascade Canyon excursion! With the largest snowpack in recent years, you'll be able to capture stunning photos along the 26-mile, 5 hour journey 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. Pack your snowshoes to explore the deep pow!

Winter train


Spring Historic Narration Coach

April 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, May 3-5

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



April 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, May 3-5
Depart Durango at 9:45AM
Return Durango at 2:45PM


Historic Coach with Narration upgrade:

Adult (age 12+): $79.00*
Child (age 4-11): $49.00*

*subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee


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. 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.

Special Order Boxed Lunch

Cost: $13.00 per lunch & $16.00 for Gluten Free Option (made with Pumpkin Seed & Parmesan Brioche and Chocolate Chip Toffee Pecan Cookie)
All Regular Box Lunches include: Sandwiches on house made garlic brioche with Sweet Potato Chips, Granny Smith Apple, and Raspberry Lemon Poppy Cookie (see above for Gluten Free details)

Choose from these delicious sandwiches:

italian chicken sandwich ITALIAN CHICKEN SANDWICH – Lemon grilled chicken breast with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and grapes tossed together with creamy ranch basil.

turkey club sandwich TURKEY CLUB SANDWICH – Turkey breast, black forest ham, maple bacon, triple cheddar sauce, swiss, pickles, mayo, honey mustard, and lettuce.

(No Photo Yet Available): CRRRAZY BEETS SANDWICH – Roasted & Rosemary marinated red beets, Colorado goat cheese, horseradish cheddar salsa, pickles, and walnut pesto.

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


Winter train

Be sure to visit the D&SNG Museum! It is open to the public from 1-4pm every day the train operates.

2017 Train Schedule & Dates of Operation

Departure & Return Schedule

Train departs Durango 9:45 a.m.
Arrives Cascade Canyon 11:50 a.m.
Departs Cascade Canyon 12:45 p.m.
Arrives Durango 2:45 p.m.

Dates of Operation

NOVEMBER: 23, 25, 26, 27
DECEMBER: 2-4, 9-11, 16-31 (Closed Christmas Day Dec. 25)
JANUARY: 1, 5-7, 12-15, 19-21, 26-28
FEBRUARY: 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25
MARCH: 2-4, Daily beginning the 8th
APRIL: 1, 5-8,  starting the 12th daily trips Monday through Saturday
MAY: 1-5
Daily Service to Silverton begins May 6.

Special Events:

New Year's Day Brunch Train: January 1
Snowdown Balloon Train: February 4
Romance on the Rails: February 11
Winter Photographer's Train: February 19
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Express Train: March 17
PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express: April 15
Narrow Gauge Day:  May 5
Mother's Day :  May 14
Iron Horse:  May 28
Blues Train:  June 2-3
T. Rex Express Train:  June 17-18
T. Rex Express Train:  June 24-25
Blues Train:  August 18-19
Brew Train:  September 2
Wine Train:  September 3
Night Photo Shoots:  September 22-23
Fall Photo Train:  September 23-24
Cowboy Poetry Train:  September 29
Brew Train:  September 30
Wine Train:  October 1
Durango Heritage Train:  October Dates TBD
PEANUTS™Pumpkin Patch:  October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
POLAR EXPRESS™:  November Dates TBD
Christmas Tree Train:  November 25-26
Christmas Tree Train:  December 2-3, 9-10
POLAR EXPRESS™:  December Dates TBD

Visit our EVENTS page to learn more about our Special Events.

Cascade Canyon Train Fares 2017

Car TypeAdultChild
Standard-Class Coach (all ages) available all season$62*$36*
First-Class Knight Sky  (all ages) available all season$104*$104*
First-Class Cinco Animas  (ages 21+ only) available Nov. 23-Jan. 21$104*NA
First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car (ages 21+ only) available Jan. 26-Feb. 25$104*NA
First-Class Yankee Girl (age 21+ only) available March 2-April 1$104*NA
Family Deluxe-class San Juan Car (all ages) available Dec. 16-31 only $83*$62*
Family First-Class Prospector (all ages) available March 8-April 1 only$104*$62*
*Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee

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