Cascade Canyon Express

Cascade Canyon Express
Steam Excursions
May 24-May 27
June 3-August 12, 2024 (seven days a week)


Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm.  The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton.  It does follow the same route but travels 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.

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Cascade Canyon Express Excursions available May 24-May 27 & June 3-August 12

Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 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. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.  Click here to see the concession menu.  


Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains

Durango Departure:  9:45am
Cascade Canyon Arrival:  11:45am
Cascade Canyon Departure:  12:45pm
Durango Arrival:  3:00pm

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+) $89*  Child (age 4-11) $65*
*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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  • 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, class of service 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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