The D&SNGRR sustained severe track damage between Hermosa and Rockwood as a result of a severe thunderstorm which swept through the Four Corners area on Tuesday, July 24.
Because the aforementioned section of track cannot be used at this time, the D&SNGRR will resume passenger service with slightly modified daily excursions to the mining town of Silverton.
There will be two daily train excursions to Silverton beginning Sat. July 28. Guests will be transported from the Durango depot via Highway 550 past the damaged section of track to the railroad’s Rockwood station just north of Durango where they will board the train. The train will depart from Rockwood to Silverton and then return to Rockwood and Durango in the same manner. This modified trip includes the iconic Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge and all of the Animas River gorge including the spectacular views from the High Line. These amended trips will remain in place through Thursday, September 20, while the track repairs are completed and other erosion prevention structures are installed.
During this time, the railroad will not operate bus service to Silverton. For those passengers who booked bus service to or from Silverton, the railroad will convert their excursions to round-trip train service. The layover in Silverton will be 2.25 hours.
Important note: Your trip begins and ends at the Depot in Durango, CO. There is no bus service to and from Silverton. Parking is available at the Durango Depot. There is no parking at Rockwood Station.
Coach: Adult (age 12+) $89* Child (age 4-11) $55*
Gondola: Adult (age 12+)$95* Child (age 4-11)$59*
Except for Special Events, children under 4 years old not occupying a seat ride FREE!
Be sure to check our HOT DEALS page for current discounts!
Premium Class: (Not all Premium cars available every day.)
Open Air First Class, All ages, $189* per person
Enclosed First Class, 21+ only, $189* per person
*plus 7% historical preservation fee
Age requirements vary by car.
In nearly all cases, the D&SNGRR will attempt to rebook passengers to similar excursions. If a rebooking cannot be facilitated, the guest will receive a full and automatic refund. All rebooked passengers, as well as those guests whose service is canceled, will receive detailed communication via text and/or emails explaining how their original trips were affected.
For more information on the track repairs, click here.