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Journey Into A Winter Wonderland

Cascade Canyon Train Excursions

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This product is over for the winter/spring 2019 season.  Please check back later for updated information.   

The Cascade Canyon excursion departs from Durango and leads you on a 26-mile journey through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River in the comfort of heated coac/hes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy breathtaking views along untouched land deep in the canyon. 

"We got some of the best pics of our trip on this excursion. The scenery is breathtaking. My kids loved it too. Don't miss this." - TripAdvisor Review, January 2018

Winter Cascade Train Schedule & Dates of Operation

  • Departure & Return Schedule *

    • Departure Time at Durango Train Depot  9:45 a.m
    •  Arrival  Time back in Durango    2:45 p.m.
    • *Includes a 45 minute layover in Cascade Canyon
  • Dates of Operation 

    • Nov. 25-27, 29-30
    • Dec. 1,7-8, 14-15, 19-24, 26-31
    • Jan. 1-4, 17-19, 31
    • Feb. 1,  14-15
    • March 6,7,9-21, 23-28 (cancelled)
    • April 1-4, 10,11,17,18,20-25, 27-30
    • May 1
    • Parking: $8
  • Cascade Canyon Train Fares

    Car TypeAdultChild
    Standard-Class Coach (all ages) available all season
    Spring Historic Narration Coach (all ages) available 4/8-5/1$89*$69*
    First-Class Knight Sky  (all ages) available all season$119*$119*
    First-Class Cinco Animas (ages 21+ only) available 11/25-1/4 $119*NA
    First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car (age 21+ only) available 1/17-2/29; 3/6-3/7; 4/10-5/1 $119*NA
    First-Class Yankee Girl (age 21+ only) available  2/14, 2/15l; 3/9-4/4$119*N/A
    Family First Class Prospector (all ages) available 1/18, 1/19, 1/31; 2/1, 2/14, 2/15; 3/9-4/4$119*$79*
    San Juan Holiday Narration   available 12/21-12/31
    *Fares subject to 8% Historic Preservation Fee    
  • 2020 Event List

    Last Day of Polar Express:  January 2
    Snowdown Balloon Train Ascension: February 1 
    Romance on the Rails: February 14  
    Winter Photographer's Train: February 15-16 
    St. Patrick's Day: Cancelled due to COVID 19
    Hops & Hops: cancelled
    Narrow Gauge Day: cancelled
    First Trip to Silverton:  cancelled

    Mother's Day Train:  cancelled
    Iron Horse Train:  cancelled
    Blues Train:  cancelled
    Durango Brew Train:  cancelled

    Durango Wine & Rails:  cancelled
    Fall Photo:  TBD
    Cowboy Poetry:  TBD
    PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express:  TBD
    Christmas Tree Train:  TBD
    The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: TBD

  • Onboard Food & Beverage

    Please note that Cascade Canyon is a wilderness destination and there are no stores or restaurants or WiFi! Just a natural, scenic canyon with picnic tables along the Animas River and a covered pavilion with an interior rock fireplace to warm you just steps away from the train. For your onboard convenience we have hot lunch, snacks, hot and cold beverages, bar drinks and souvenirs available for purchase in the Concession Car. We also have pre-order boxed lunches available for purchase.  See the Cascade boxed lunch selections below.  You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. GREAT DEAL! We offer a $9.00 souvenir mug that you can have refilled all day with non-alcoholic beverages.

    Premium-class cars have their own attendant to serve you complimentary morning pastries and all-day non-alcoholic beverages in a souvenir mug.

    Cascade Boxed Lunch  Cost:  $14.00 each   Gluten-Free Option:  $17.00 each

    Italian Chicken Sandwich-  lemon-grilled chicken breast, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, grapes tossed together with creamy ranch basil.  Lunch includes sandwich on house made garlic brioche, sweet potato chips, carrot butterscotch cookie, and a baby Granny Smith apple

    Turkey Club Sandwich- turkey breast, black forest ham,  maple bacon, triple cheddar sauce and swiss, pickles, mayo, honey mustard, and lettuce.  Lunch includes sandwich on house made garlic brioche, sweet potato chips, carrot butterscotch cookie, and a baby Granny Smith apple

    Crrrazy Beets Sandwich-  roasted and rosemary marinated red beets, Colorado goat cheese, horseradish cheddar salsa, pickles and walnut pesto.  Lunch includes sandwich on house made garlic brioche, sweet potato chips, carrot butterscotch cookie, and a baby Granny Smith apple

    Gluten Free Option (add $3.00)  house made gluten-free pumpkin seed & parmesan brioche, sweet potato chips, apple, and gluten-free chocolate chip toffee pecan cookie 

Spring Historic Narration Coach (Cancelled  For 2020 due to COVID 19)

Historic Narration Schedule
Depart Durango at 9:45AM
Return Durango at 2:45PM

Historic Coach with Narration upgrade:
Adult (age 12+): $89*
Child (age 4-11): $69*
*subject to 8% Historic Preservation Fee
Narration Coach includes Deluxe Class amenities for the Cascade Season.

Be sure to visit the D&SNG Museum! It is free and open to the public Mon-Fri and every day the train operates.

Or call 888-872-4607

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