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Winter + Spring Trains to Cascade Canyon

Cascade Canyon Train Excursions

NOVEMBER 20, 2018- THROUGH MAY 3, 2019. 

2019/2020 Schedule Coming Soon!  Sign up below and we'll notify you when booking is available!

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 coaches. Sit back, relax, and enjoy breathtaking views along untouched land deep in the canyon. 

Winter train

"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

2018-2019  Cascade Train Schedule & Dates of Operation

Daily Service to Silverton begins May 4.

  • Cascade Canyon Train Fares 2018/2019
    Car TypeAdultChild
    Standard-Class Coach (all ages) available all season
    Spring Historic Narration Coach (all ages) available 4/3-5/3 Monday-Friday $89*$69*
    First-Class Knight Sky  (all ages) available 11/21-12/20, 12/21-1/1,1/3-1/5, 2/14-3/9, 3/10-3/30, 4/3-5/3$119*$119*
    First-Class Cinco Animas (ages 21+ only) available 11/21-12/20, 12/21-1/1, 1/2-1/5$119*NA
    First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car (age 21+ only) available 1/10-2/9, 2/14-2/16, 4/3-4/7,4/10-4/13,4/15-4/20, 4/22-4/27, 4/29-5/3$119*NA
    First-Class Yankee Girl (age 21+ only)2/21-2/23, 2/28-3/2, 3/6-3/23, 3/25-3/30 $119*N/A
    Family First-Class Prospector (all ages) (1/11, 1/12, 1/17-1/19, 1/20 1/24-1/26, 1/31, 2/1, 2/2, 2/7-2/9, 3/11-3/23, 3/25-3/30

    *Fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee
  • 2019 Event List

    Last Day of Polar Express:  January 3
    Snowdown Balloon Train Ascension: February 2
    Romance on the Rails: February 16 
    Winter Photographer's Train: February 16-18
    Shamrock Express March 17
    Hops & Hops: April 20
    Narrow Gauge Day:  May 3
    First Trip to Silverton:  May 4
    Mother's Day Train:  May 12
    Iron Horse Train:  May 25
    Rockwood Brew Trains:  June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10
    Blues Train:  May 31, June 1, Aug. 16, Aug. 17
    Durango Brew Train:  Aug 31, Sept. 28
    Durango Wine & Rails:  Sept. 1, 29
    Fall Photo:  Sept. 20-22
    Cowboy Poetry:  Oct. 4
    PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express:  Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
    Christmas Tree Train:  Nov. 30; Dec.1, 7,8,14,15
    The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: opening date is Nov. 15

  • 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 an $8.50 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 Menu

    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

    House Roasted Turkey Club Sandwich- turkey breast, black forest ham, 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 and gluten-free chocolate chip toffee pecan cookie

    Boxed Lunch Cost:  $14.00

  • Knight Sky
  • Cascade Canyon pavilion
  • Winter train
  • Spring along tracks
  • Winter train

Spring Historic Narration Coach

April 3-5, 10-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-30
May 1-3

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 every day the train operates.

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