Contact: Andrea Seid
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
479 Main – Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-2733 www.durangotrain.com
Executive offices: (970) 259-0274
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2009
Durango, CO –The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Sky Ute Casino and Resort and Southern Ute Tribe proudly present the Native American Heritage Train: The Southern Ute Legacy. This combination train ride and cultural performance at Cascade Canyon will feature traditional dances, songs, and drumming.
The train will travel 26 miles through the backcountry wilderness of the San Juan National Forest to Cascade Canyon, where it will stay for one hour and thirty minutes. The performance will begin shortly after the train arrives and will last approximately 45 minutes. Passengers will have the opportunity to explore the area, situated along the Animas River, before departing back to Durango. Lunch items are available for purchase on the concession car. The dates for this special excursion are July 25 and August 1, 2009.
Standard-Class coach and open-air gondola seats and the Deluxe-Class Prospector car are available. Tribal Elders will ride with passengers in the Prospector car for storytelling and conversation. Additional Tribal members will be available throughout the trip to visit with passengers in Standard-Class cars. Standard-Class seats are $79 for adults (12 and over) and $49 for children (ages 4-11) and $119 for Deluxe-Class (all ages).
Seats for this train are very limited. For additional information and reservations, please call
888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607) or visit www.durangotrain.com.