Authentic turn-of-the-century, coal-fired, steam-powered narrow gauge railroad through the scenic San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Established in 1881 offering year round excursions: to mining town of Silverton, May to October, and Cascade Canyon, November to April. Visit the Roundhouse Museum in Durango and the Freight Yard Museum in Silverton. Designated as a National Historic Landmark and ranked in the top ten scenic railroads in the world.
It’s more than a train ride, it’s a step back in time and history! Upgrade your seating to our First Class Parlor Car complete with private attendant or charter one of our elegant Private Cars for a once in a lifetime experience.
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The D&SNGRR travels 45.4 miles each way along the Animas River from Durango to Silverton during our summer season May through October. On our winter trips late November through early May, the train travels 26 miles each way to the wye at Cascade Station.
- Tour Packages
- Special Events
- Student Groups
- Classroom on the Rail
- D&SNG Museum
Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882, the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers.
Category: Destinations, Attractions
Travel Region: Mountains & Mesas