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When is the best time to plan your Durango train adventure? Anytime of the year! We’re proud to offer regular scenic excursions throughout the entire year allowing our riders to enjoy the best of each of Colorado’s vivid seasons. We also offer exciting events throughout the year, with themed train rides featuring music, craft beer, wine and holiday rides such as our most popular family excursion, THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Learn more about our upcoming event trains here.

However you decide to experience the train and our unique connection to its vibrant past, we hope you have an inspiring journey where you create wonderful life-long memories. Our welcoming mountain community in Durango, CO is excited to host your next adventure.

Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train

We’re excited to announce the return of this highly anticipated train excursion for the 2023 summer season, departing from the Durango Depot! Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely round trip excursion to yesteryear on board a historic train bound for Silverton, Colorado, a National Historic Landmark steeped in western history. On this train excursion, passengers can look forward to experiencing all of the most remarkable sights our railroad features, such as the Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge, and all of the Animas River Gorge including the spectacular views from the High Line.


9.25-hour roundtrip journey (includes 2 hour Silverton layover)


Spring, Summer, and Fall

Dates Offered:

May 6-October 28, 2023

Departing location:

Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue)

Cascade Canyon Express

Experience the world famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline on our shortest excursion offered. This 5.25 hour scenic steam train excursion is perfect for families with small children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only a half day to spare. If you are coming into town the day of your ride or needing to leave Durango the day of your ride, this train is the ideal experience! The Cascade Canyon Express excursion departs from the Durango Depot at 479 Main Avenue in Durango.


5.25 Hour Roundtrip Journey



Dates Offered:



Durango Depot at 479 Main Avenue

Special Events & Excursions

Our event programming is designed to embrace the best of each season, giving you a special way to experience the outdoors whenever you decide to visit. Browse through our full event calendar to learn more about our unique seasonal experiences. Be on the lookout for upcoming news about our signature events, such as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, Winter Photographer’s Special, and Brew Trains.


Varies by event



Dates Offered:

Events are held throughout the year!

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

This unforgettable excursion transports passengers to and from Cascade Canyon, offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the surrounding snow clad peaks. 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 in the pavilion, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.


5.25 -hour Roundtrip journey


Winter and Early Spring

Dates Offered:

November 19- May 5


Durango Depot

Classes of Service

Once you’ve chosen your excursion, the next step is choosing your car (often referred to as class of service). We’re excited to offer four different classes of service, each offering a unique and unforgettable experience. Don’t let our options overwhelm you;, we assure that every ride offers modern comfort, breathtaking views, and an unparalleled level of service.

When considering which class of service is best for your experience, consider your desired amenities, price, and level of service.

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