Cowboy Poetry Train

Friday, September 29, 2023

Gather up your favorite cowboys and cowgirls to enjoy true western poets, acoustic entertainment, narration, and outstanding fall foliage when you ride this special train. During the journey to Silverton, you will hear poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches. On the return train excursion from Silverton to Durango, you will hear exciting stories about the history of the area presented to you by professional narrators.

Join us for a very special Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge excursion to Silverton, Colorado! Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering entertainers will be performing onboard on designated coaches and gondolas during the excursion to Silverton. Hear the music, poetry, stories and yes, a few tall tales of the West!  On the return excursion from Silverton, you will be hear about the history of the area and the landscape presented by narrators dressed in historic western costume.

All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase. Or discover a sweet spot in Silverton to enjoy lunch during your 2 hour layover in this historic mining town.


All ages. Enjoy all the music onboard while riding in one of our 44-seat standard-class coaches or open air Gondolas!
Adult Fare:
$105.00* per person
Children’s Fare: $69.00* per person
Adult Fare: $115.00* per person
Children’s Fare: $79.00* per person

*subject to 8% historic preservation fee.

Depart Durango 8:15 a.m.
Arrive Silverton 11:55 a.m.
Depart Silverton 2:00 p.m.
Arrive Durango 5:40 p.m.

Call 888-872-4607 to book your seats now! Online booking available.

Parking lot fees are $10.00 for a car, truck or motorcycle and $15.00 for an RV, bus, trailer or any vehicle utilizing more than one standard parking space. Per city ordinance, there is no overnight camping allowed in the lot.
For the entertainment lineup and more information on the annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, please click here.

or call for reservations!