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Cascade Canyon Express

Cascade Canyon Express (Excursions Depart From Rockwood Station Located 18 Miles North Of Durango, No Departures from the Durango Depot)

Experience the world famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 2 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from Rockwood Station (located 18 miles north of Durango) traveling deep into the wilderness unaccessible by any roads. 

STANDARD CLASS STEAM EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE TUESDAY-SATURDAY  

Morning Departure Schedule For Steam Trains
Departs Rockwood 9:00am
Returns 11:10am

Afternoon Departure Schedule For Steam Trains
Departs Rockwood Station 12:15pm
Returns 2:25pm

AFTERNOON STEAM DEPARTURE Running on Demand 
Departs Rockwood Station 3:15pm
Returns 5:25pm  
Oct. 15; Oct. 16; Oct.17; Oct. 20 


You will board the train at Rockwood Station for your journey to Cascade Canyon.  Sit back, relax and expect to be amazed as you wind through steep mountain canyons and the high mountain curves of the pristine San Juan National Forest.

Driving Directions To Rockwood Station:  Rockwood Station is located on County Road 200, 18 miles north of Durango.  From Durango, travel north on US Highway 550 and look for signage directing you to turn right on County Road 200 where you will travel approximately 1 mile to Rockwood Station and adjacent parking area. If driving south from Silverton, turn left on CR 200 just south of the Tamarron/Glacier Club entrance.

In accordance with the Colorado Executive Order; D&SNG must require masks to be worn for all guests over the age of 10 years old in order to ride the train or to be anywhere on the property at Rockwood Station, Durango depot, museum, and during yard tours. Our employees are required to ensure the compliance of the executive order for all guests. We thank you in advance for your understanding and assistance in keeping our guests and employees safe and remaining compliant with our state mandates. For guests who do not have masks, D&SNG is selling masks in the concession car at Rockwood Station, as well as the Durango depot.

Train Fares:

Steam:

Coach:  Adult (age 12+) $81*   Child (age 4-11) $57*
Gondola:  Adult (age 12+) $86*  Child (age 4-11) $62*
*plus 8% historical preservation fee

Except for special events, children under 4 years old not occupying a seat ride FREE. 

Driving Directions To Rockwood Station:  Rockwood Station is located on County Road 200, 18 miles north of Durango.  From Durango, travel north on US Highway 550 and look for signage directing you to turn right on County Road 200 where you will travel approximately 1 mile to Rockwood Station and adjacent parking area. If driving south from Silverton, turn left on CR 200 just south of the Tamarron/Glacier Club entrance.

Pre-Paid Parking Passes are REQUIRED for parking at Rockwood Station due to limited spaces.  Parking Passes are available online. Cost is $8.  If you are driving to Rockwood, you must reserve parking in advance.  Due to touchless payment, you will not be able to pay for parking the day of excursion. There are no off-property or other public spaces available for parking at Rockwood. We can not accomodate trailers due to restricted space.  

There will be a stationary concession car located at Rockwood Station but no food services will be available on the train.
No wilderness access will be provided off of this departure.

Important Note:  There is no smoking anywhere at the Rockwood Station except in a closed personal vehicle.  And once guests board the train, there is no smoking during the entire trip.

Receive a 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases located in the Durango Depot when you visit within 3 days of your train excursion and present your train ticket. Open 7am-4pm 7 Days a Week.

And be sure to visit the FREE Roundhouse Museum located at 479 Main Avenue in Durango open 10-5 7Days a Week
Register for one of our YARD TOURS offered at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm 7 Days a Week.  Call 1-888-687-2461 to learn more.

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