The Best Way to Ride the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango train is a staple to any southwest Colorado adventure! Take the bus to Silverton, explore the San Juan Mountains by jeep, experience the historic mining town of Silverton, and then get a ride back to Durango on the historic train!

A great, time-saving option! Shuttle to Silverton on the striking Million Dollar Sky Way (rated 1 of the 10 most breathtaking drives in the U.S.), enjoy lunch and shopping in Silverton, and ride the Durango Narrow Gauge back inside the canyon and along the Animas River to Durango! Because you will be taking the Durango train one-way, we will be sure to hand-pick your seats on the side of the train that has the most magnificent views. • Add on a historical Ghost Town jeep tour while you’re in Silverton to get higher into the mountains (about 12,000 feet!) and see one of Colorado’s most preserved ghost towns. Our professional guides will take care of the driving while you take the pictures!

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.

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.

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!

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