Cascade Canyon Winter Train

Embark on an Incredible Journey through the San Juan Mountains!

This unforgettable excursion whisks passengers to and from the Cascade Canyon offering grandiose views of the Animas River, snowclad peaks, and crisp mountain air. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5-hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from Mid-November through . We recommend reserving your trip in advance online to assure the seats you want.

More About This Excursion

Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 45-minute layover. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Due to San Juan Basin Health restrictions, all drinks and snacks must be consumed on one of the open-air gondolas on the train or in the pavilion at Cascade Canyon.

2022 Booking Information

We had an amazing winter season and are thankful to everyone who joined us aboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train! This excursion typically runs through early spring and this year had its final departure from our station on April 30th, 2021. While this excursion will not run again until early 2022, we recommend considering the Cascade Canyon Express and Scenic Round Trip Silverton for a similar experience this spring, summer, and fall season.

While reservations for the 2022 Cascade Canyon Winter excursions are not yet available, we recommend signing up for our email newsletter to be the first to know when they become available. You can sign up by filling out the form found on this page.

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Purchase with Confidence

  • 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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