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Trains to Cascade Canyon

Cascade Canyon Train

NOVEMBER 22, 2017- THROUGH MAY 4, 2018. 

Winter train

Now is the time to book your Cascade Canyon excursion! You'll be able to capture stunning photos along the 26-mile, 5 hour journey to the Cascade Canyon Wye.  This trip takes you through the San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River in the comfort of heated coaches.

2017-2018  Cascade Train Schedule & Dates of Operation

Departure & Return Schedule

Train departs Durango 9:45 a.m.
Arrives Cascade Canyon 11:50 a.m.
Departs Cascade Canyon 12:45 p.m.
Arrives Durango 2:45 p.m.

Dates of Operation

NOVEMBER: 22, 24-26
DECEMBER: 1-3, 8-10, 15-24 (Closed Christmas Day Dec. 25), 26-31
JANUARY: 1-2, 4-6, 11-14, 18-20, 25-27
FEBRUARY: 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24
MARCH: 1-3, 7-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31
APRIL: 4-7, 11-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30
MAY: 1-4
Daily Service to Silverton begins May 5.


Winter train

San Juan Holiday Narration
Dec. 15-Dec. 31, 2017


Spring Historic Narration Coach
April 4-May 4, 2018

Climb aboard and learn about the area and the railroad! Be enlightened through historic narrative and tales of what it took to build the railroad and what it takes to keep it going. Also learn interesting facts about the scenery and the historical significance of the area we travel through!

Narrator cast

Narration Schedule
San Juan Holiday Narration
Dec. 15-Dec. 31 2017

 Spring Historic Narration Coach
April 4-May 4, 2018

Depart Durango at 9:45AM
Return Durango at 2:45PM

Historic Coach with Narration upgrade:
Adult (age 12+): $85.00*
Child (age 4-11): $65.00*

San Juan Narration:
Adult (age 12+): $95.00*
Child (age 4-11): $69.00*
*subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee
San Juan Narration and Narration Coach include Deluxe Class amenities for the Cascade Season.


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. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. GREAT DEAL! We offer an $8.50 souvenir mug that you can have refilled all day with non-alcoholic beverages.

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


Winter train

Be sure to visit the D&SNG Museum! It is open to the public from 1-4pm every day the train operates.


Special Events:

Christmas Tree Trains November 25-26, December 2-3, December 9-10
Polar Express Select dates Nov-Jan

New Year's Day Brunch Train: January 1
Last Day of Polar Express:  January 2
Snowdown Balloon Train Ascension: February 3
Romance on the Rails Brunch: February 10
Winter Photographer's Train: February 17- 18
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Express Train: March 17
PEANUTS™ Easter Beagle Express: March 31
Narrow Gauge Day:  May 4
First Trip to Silverton:  May 5
Mother's Day :  May 13
Blues Train:  June 1-2
T-REX EXPRESS:  June 16, 17, 23, 24
Brew Train:  TBD
Wine Train:  TBD
Night Photo Shoots:  TBD
Fall Photo Train:  TBD
Cowboy Poetry Train:  TBD
Brew Train:  TBD
Wine Train:  TBD
Durango Heritage Train:  October Dates TBD
PEANUTS™Pumpkin Patch:  TBD
POLAR EXPRESS™:  November Dates TBD
Christmas Tree Train:  TBD
Christmas Tree Train: TBD
POLAR EXPRESS™:  December Dates TBD

Visit our EVENTS page to learn more about our Special Events.

Cascade Canyon Train Fares 2017-2018

Car TypeAdultChild
Standard-Class Coach (all ages) available all season$65*$39*
First-Class Knight Sky  (all ages) available 11/22-12/10, 12/15-12/31, 1/1-1/2, 1/4-3/10,3/12-3/31,4/4-5/4$109*$109*
First-Class Cinco Animas  (ages 21+ only) available 11/22-12/10, 12/15-12/31, 1/1-1/2$109*NA
First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car (ages 21+ only) available 2/10-3/10,4/4-5/4$109*NA
First-Class Yankee Girl (age 21+ only) available 1/4-3/10, 3/12-3/31$109*NA
Family Deluxe-class San Juan Car (all ages) available Dec. 16-31 only $95*$69*

Family First-Class Prospector (all ages) available 3/12-3/31

*Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee

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