Cascade Canyon Express

Cascade Canyon Express excursions from 5/1/21-5/14/21 will depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:30am and the excursion will last 5 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 2:30pm.  

Excursions departing 5/15-11/7 will  depart from Rockwood Station, located 18-miles north of Durango, at 878 County Road 200, Durango, CO

Departure time is either 9:00am or 12:15pm.  The excursion duration for these trips will be 2 hours.

Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 2 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 Rockwood Station (located 18 miles north of Durango) traveling deep into the wilderness unaccessible by any roads.

STANDARD CLASS STEAM EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Please note that Cascade Canyon Express excursions from 5/1/21-5/14/21 will depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:30am and the excursion will last 5 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 2:30pm.  

Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains

Cascade Canyon Express Departure 1:
Available 5/1-11/7 Cascade Canyon Express excursions from 5/1/21-5/14/21 will depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:30am and the excursion will last 5 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 2:30pm.  
Departs Rockwood Station beginning 5/15  9:00AM        Returns:  11:00AM

Cascade Canyon Express Departure 2:
Available 5/1-11/7  Cascade Canyon Express excursions from 5/1/21-5/14/21 will depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:30am and the excursion will last 5 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 2:30pm.  
Departs Rockwood Station beginning 5/15   12:15PM      Returns:   2:15PM

Cascade Canyon Express Departure 3:
Available 6/21-7/31
Departs Rockwood Station    3:15PM       Returns:   5:15PM

 

For all excursions departing from 5/15-11/7, 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.

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.

Driving Directions To Rockwood Station:  Rockwood Station is located on County Road 200, 18 miles north of Durango.  From Durango, travel north on US Highway 550 and look for signage directing you to turn right on County Road 200 where you will travel approximately 1 mile to Rockwood Station and adjacent parking area. If driving south from Silverton, turn left on CR 200 just south of the Tamarron/Glacier Club entrance.

Pre-Paid Parking Passes are REQUIRED for parking at Rockwood Station due to limited spaces.  Parking Passes are available online. Cost is $8.  If you are driving to Rockwood, you must reserve parking in advance.  Due to touchless payment, you will not be able to pay for parking the day of excursion. There are no off-property or other public spaces available for parking at Rockwood. We can not accommodate trailers due to restricted space.

There will be a stationary concession car located at Rockwood Station but no food services will be available on the train.
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.

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

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