Cascade Canyon Express

Cascade Canyon Express excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) daily at 9:30am and the excursion will last 5 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 2:30pm.  The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton.  It does follow the same route but travels only to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton.  If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.

Cascade Canyon Express Excursions available May 1-November 7, 2021

Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 5 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 the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads.


Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains

Durango Departure:  9:30am
Cascade Canyon Arrival:  11:30am
Cascade Canyon Departure:  12:00pm
Durango Arrival:  2:30pm

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.

Cascade Canyon Steam Train Fares:

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.

There will be a concession car on the train serving light snacks.
No wilderness access will be provided off of this departure.

Be sure to visit the FREE Roundhouse Museum located at 479 Main Avenue in Durango.

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  • Until May 23, 2021, the D&S will waive all change or cancellation fees related to COVID for existing reservations. After May 23, the D&S will continue to waive only change fees related to COVID on existing reservations through July 1, 2021.
  • If you have made an error in your reservation or wish to change or cancel, please call us directly at (970) 247-2733 or (888) 872-4607. Cancellations and changes to existing reservations CANNOT be processed using the online system
  • Customers who wish to rebook their train tickets are advised to send an email to [email protected] with the following information: date, time, steam or diesel service, and Coach or Gondola seating preferred. We will respond with confirmation of the change when processed.
  • Customers may also call to rebook Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p by phone 1-877-872-4607
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