Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

We are OPEN!! Running Cascade Canyon Express train excursions.

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Currently Offering Our Cascade Canyon Express, a 5-hour train journey

Depart on an unforgettable journey deep into Cascade Canyon aboard the world-famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Experience the iconic canyon views through some of the most rugged mountains in Colorado not accessible by any roads. 

If you are looking for an unforgettable family-friendly train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further. Board the train at the Durango Depot and depart from historic downtown Durango and travel along the Animas River for your journey to Cascade Canyon. Then sit back, relax and be amazed as you wind through steep mountain canyons and the high mountain curves of the pristine San Juan National Forest. 

Included in this trip is a 45-minute layover at Cascade Canyon where train passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy a fireside lunch in the pavilion or a short walk along the Animas River to the footbridge.

Cascade Canyon Express is Running:

  • January 9-10
  • January 15-17
  • February 5-7
  • February 12-21
  • February 27-28
  • March 5-20
  • March 22-27
  • March 29-31

Trains depart from the Durango depot at 9:30am and return at 2:30pm.

STEAM AND DIESEL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE TUESDAY-SATURDAY. Book your train ride here. For more information; call 1-888-872-4607

For family reunions, weddings, corporate, or other groups over 20 passengers contact us at 970-385-8875 about reduced pricing or provide your group request here

Step aboard with Peace of Mind during COVID

  • Flexible Cancellation Policy: – book with confidence for full refunds due to COVID 

  • Committed to Cleanliness: implemented cleaning and safety procedures 

  • Contactless Reservations

  • Open-air seating & 50% occupancy: fresh air and plenty of space to enjoy the trip

  • Masks are required

Offered 7 Days a Week at the Downtown Durango Depot & Railyard:

  • Gift Shop 7 AM -4 PM: Show your confirmation at check out for 10% discounts on purchases within 3 days of your train ride. 

  • Roundhouse Museum 10 AM -5 PM: Visit our FREE historic museum. 

  • Book a RAILYARD TOUR, offered at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. Call 1-888-687-2461 to learn more.

We have multiple events held onboard throughout the year, including the Pumpkin Train, Brew Trains, Wine & Rails, True West Railfest, and the Polar Express, to name a few. For the latest information about our events, check out our website!


Visit Our Website

479 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 1-888-872-4607

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