Durango Silverton Train & Bus
Discover the Unbelievable Durango Silverton Train
About Durango Silverton Train
The Durango Silverton Train winds through spectacular, breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two million acre San Juan National Forest. Travel by coal burning, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey through the Animas River Canyon. Your trip to Southwest Colorado won’t be complete without a ride on the train, either round trip or the more popular option – one way! Trips run from May 1-Sept 12, trips will run every day of the week. From Sept 14-Oct 24, trips will not run on Sundays.
Trips Starting at $55.00
Ways to Ride The Train
Train Round Trip
This trip is best for train buffs and is the most economical way to ride the train. Round trip on the train includes a 3.5 hour ride to Silverton, a 2-hour layover in the quaint town of Silverton for shopping and lunch and then a 3.5 hour ride back to Durango. Your choice on the standard cars are open air gondola or enclosed vintage coach. Learn more.
Train & Bus Options
The one-way train and one-way bus options are the most popular, giving you the chance to experience both the Durango Silverton Train and the spectacular Million Dollar Skyway while shortening your time on the train. You will not want to miss this spectacular roadway; a two-lane blacktop forms a swirling ribbon through the San Juan Mountains, the wildest and ruggedest peaks in the Colorado Rockies. It is nice to have someone else drive so you can take in the views of the beautiful peaks and cliffs right next to the road. It is rated one of the top 10 most scenic drives to do in the U.S. Because you will be taking the train one-way, we will be sure to hand-pick your seats on the side of the train that has the most magnificent views.
Learn more: Train Up/Bus Down or Bus Up/Train Down
Our most popular packages combine the Durango Silverton Train with a Colorado ghost town tour and/or a 1/2 Day rafting trip on Durango’s Animas River – providing the Best of Durango! Add on a tour at Mesa Verde to also get the best of the Southwest!
Bus Only Options with Mild to Wild (between Durango & Silverton)
Round trip from Durango to Silverton with Mild to Wild’s “San Juan Scenic Bus Tours” or our Bus Down Only (from Silverton to Durango) options are available.
Learn More: Bus Round Trip or Bus Down Only
Payment & Cancellations
- Pay in full.
- 1/2 down, 1/2 charged 30 days prior to trip.
- 1/3 down with remaining balance charged in thirds.
- Call for other arrangements!
We know plans change… so we offer a lenient cancellation policy. An 85% refund is issued for cancellations received in writing 48 hours prior to trip departure. Train ticket cancellations require 5 days notice with a $14/ticket fee.
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In addition to the listed trip cost, we collect an additional 7% for River and Land Access Fees (ie. Forest Service, BLM, City, Private Land Use).