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Cascade Canyon Express

Cascade Canyon Express

Summer Excursions To Cascade Canyon
(Our shortest excursion just under 2 hours)

Dates: June 15th-August 12th


Morning Departure Schedule
Departs Rockwood* 11:10am (boarding time 10:55am)
Arrives Rockwood  1:00pm
*Rockwood Station is located 20 minutes north of Durango.

Afternoon Departure Schedule
Departs Rockwood 1:40pm (boarding time 1:25pm)
Arrives Rockwood 3:30pm

Experience the world famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline on our shortest excursion. This diesel train excursion is perfect for families with small children, late risers or those with limited time to spare.   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 diesel-powered train excursions departing from Rockwood Station (just north of Durango) traveling deep into the wilderness unaccessible by any roads.

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.

There is no concession car on this excursion. Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks.  (Due to limited space on the train, large coolers are not permitted. Please, no glass bottles or alcohol of any kind.) 

This excursion does not have a layover at Cascade Canyon.

Train Seating Options:   Your seating choices include traveling in a historic restoration coach or in an open-air gondola. 
Booking is available in person at the depot or by calling  1-888-872-4607. Online booking coming soon.

Train Fares:

Coach:  Adult (age 12+) $64*   Child (age 4-11) $40*
Gondola:  Adult (age 12+) $69*  Child (age 4-11) $45*
*plus 8% historical preservation fee
Except for special events, children under 4 years old not occupying a seat ride FREE.

No bus service available from Durango.  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.

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