The Durango & Silverton Train has been one of the Southwest's most sought-after tourist attractions for over 130 years - since 1882! Today, it remains Durango's premier attraction as visitors come from around the world for the unique opportunity to enjoy one of Colorado's most scenic excursions. Experience the pristine backcountry of the San Juan Mountains as you travel from Durango, Colorado to historic Silverton, Colorado aboard one of the last surviving narrow gauge railroads. This journey is available over 300 days a year and departs from Durango, CO with round-trip, full-day excursions. The route varies depending on the time of year, offering both summer excursions and winter excursions. There are also a wide variety of classes of service and car types available for your trip.
The Summer Train ~
The summer schedule offers daily, round-trip service from Durango, CO to Silverton CO with the option to ride back on the train that afternoon or visitors can upgrade to a bus return for a scenic drive over the San Juan Skyway aboard a comfortable motor-coach bus. There are also multiple departure times daily depending on the date. We ask visitors to plan for a full day for your train ride - the standard round-trip excursion is 3 1/2 hours each way with a 2-hour layover in Silverton, giving guests time to have lunch on their own and visit the shops in historic downtown Silverton. Train Up / Bus Return trips take approximately 2 hours off of the return time. Bus Up / Train Back trips depart later in the morning and include an additional hour of layover in Silverton. For the most recently updated schedule, visit our Schedule & Fares page.
The Winter Train ~
In winter, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs a special Cascade Canyon Excursion, which takes visitors through a real winter wonderland to the beautiful Cascade Canyon Wye short-stop. This runs round-trip on a varied schedule - departing at 9:45am from the Durango Depot and returning at approximately 2:45pm with a 55-minute layover included at the Cascade Canyon Wye.
Discounted Train Packages ~
Be sure to check out our Packages page for discounted vacation package options with your train ride. Book your lodging and train tickets together for great savings and value with our most popular Train and Lodging Package.
Have questions or want assistance in personalizing your journey? Call one of our friendly, local travel experts at 866-675-6900 for free trip-planning and reservation services.