D&SNGRR Brew Trains

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Overview: Hop onboard a historic narrow gauge train at Rockwood Station bound for Cascade Canyon! On board these diesel-powered trains, knowledgeable Colorado craft brewers will introduce you to a light sampling of their fine ales and educate you about the process required for crafting each one. While at Cascade Canyon, guests will enjoy lunch, live music and more beer. During the return trip to Rockwood, dessert and coffee will be served. These are adult only trains. Everyone must be 21+ with valid ID.

Dates: TBD

Trip Summary:

Rockwood Departure: 11:00am
Cascade Canyon Arrival: 12:00pm
Cascade Canyon Departure: 1:30pm
Rockwood Arrival: 2:30pm

Area breweries on each train include Animas Brewing Co, Carver Brewing Co, Ska Brewing, Chainless Brewing, and Steamworks! Guest brewers for each date are listed below:

Guest Breweries: 2021 Breweries TBD

Band: 2021 Bands TBD

Menus: 2021 Menus TBD


Standard: $139* Choose from gondola or closed coach
*Fares subject to 8% Historic Preservation Fee.

Optional Brew Van Service (departing from the Durango Depot) available to Rockwood Station located 20 minutes from downtown. A great option for those who don’t wish to drive!

Rockwood Summer Brew Train Coach With Brew Van Transportation.
Rockwood Summer Brew Train Gondola With Brew Van Transportation.

FALL DURANGO BREW TRAINS (Status To Be Determined)

Overview: What better way to experience spectacular fall colors! Hop aboard a historic steam train in Durango and travel through the Animas Valley and on up and over the dramatic highline, hundreds of feet above the Animas River to Cascade Canyon. On board, knowledgeable local Durango craft brewers will introduce you to a light sampling of their fine ales and educate you about the process required for crafting each brew!

Once at the Cascade Canyon Wye, deep in the wilderness of the San Juan National Forest, you’ll have two hours to taste more offerings from all of the breweries, listen to excellent live music by local bands and have your palate satiated with an exceptional buffet luncheon provided by one of Durango’s top catering companies!

Each brewery will tell their own story about their history and unique brewing process and will keep you engaged and wanting to know more! And of course, you will have unsurpassed photo opportunities and a chance to stroll along the river and over the Cascade Canyon footbridge. During the return trip to Durango, dessert and coffee will be served.

Dates: TBD

Trip Summary:

Train Departs Durango Depot at 10:00am
Train Arrives at Cascade Canyon 12:10pm
Train Departs Cascade Canyon at 2:10pm
Train Arrives at Durango Depot 4:40pm

Band: TBD

Menu: TBD

Standard: $TBD.* Choose from gondola or closed coach
Premium: $TBD.* Choose from Nomad, Prospector, Rio Grande, or Yankee Girl
*Fares subject to 8% Historic Preservation Fee.

Online booking is not available at this time.

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Important Information: Beer can be sampled but will not be available for purchase. Passengers will not be able to bring their own alcohol. This train event is an adult only event. Everyone must be at least 21 years old with valid ID. The event area is in a wilderness area. Please dress according to weather conditions both current and anticipated. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Remember to drink responsibly.


Want more options whether a different day or different brews from a different part of the country? Our sister railroad has a whole different flavor of brew – our southern brew trains are found at the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad in North Carolina. More information can be found on their brew web page:


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