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Snowdown Balloon Rally Train

Snowdown Balloon Rally Train

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Balloon Train

Book  standard coach or our premium-class now and get our Snowdown special: Buy One Get One Free*!  Seating is limited. Book early!

It's been 36 years of Snowdown Durango! Ready to show off everything you know about Snowdown?  Ride in the Alamosa Trivia Car for the chance to win prizes based on your knowledge of all things Snowdown! Don't know much about Snowdown? You can still win a prize if you ride wearing the best THEME outfit! Dust off your safari hat and binoculars and hop on!Snowdown 2014

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is again the proud HotAir Balloonssponsor of the Snowdown Balloon Rally Mass Ascension on Snowdown Saturday, (February 1, 2014). As part of the celebration, the D&SNGRR is running the Snowdown Balloon Rally Train. The train will stop in the Animas Valley for the colorful hot-air balloon mass ascension, offering passengers the chance to view the mass ascension from the comfort of heated train coaches. If they choose, passengers can also get off the train for 15-20 minutes to get a better view of the balloons.Balloon train

After the balloons drift off or land, the train will continue on to Cascade Canyon for a short break by the Animas River before returning to Durango.

Lunch, snacks, beverages, bar drinks and souvenirs are available for purchase on the concession car on the train.
Boxed Lunch Available! As an added convenience for our guests, you may pre-purchase a personal Premium Boxed Lunch that we will have onboard waiting for you!
Click here to visit all the details of our Cascade Canyon Train including lunch menu.

Schedule:Train at Cascade

Train departs Durango at 8:00 a.m.
Returns to Durango approximately 1:30 p.m.

Book now and get our Snowdown special Buy One Get One Free*! This special is only available by phone or in person at Durango Depot. Not available for online purchase! Call 888-872-4607 or visit us at the depot at 479 Main Avenue in Durango, CO!

Car TypeAdultChild
Standard-Class Coach (all ages welcome)$59*$34*
TRIVIA CAR! First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car (for age 21 & over). Fare includes private attendant, special amenities and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages all day and Trivia prizes.)$109*N/A
First Class: Knight Sky (glass-domed), for age 12+$99*N/A
*Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee  


Restrooms are available in every Coach and Premium car.

Parking is available in the D&SNG Parking Lot on College Drive. Cost is $4 per vehicle. RV and trailer parking is $7 (no overnight camping per city municipal code).

Balloon launch is dependent on weather conditions. The decision to launch is made by the pilots and is often not determined until the train has left Durango. The D&SNGRR assumes no liability if the balloons do not launch. The train will make its run to Cascade Canyon even if the balloons remain grounded. Refunds will not be made if balloons do not launch.

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