The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
The Durango & Silverton train takes you on a historic journey through the spectacular scenery of the San Juan National Forest. This is the train route that was taken by former miners. You can ride this historic train to see spectacular views that are only accessible from the Durango & Silverton Train. It takes the route along the San Juan Skyway to Silverton and back to Durango.
Durango, Colorado was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The line was constructed to haul silver and gold ore from Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious. 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.
This historic train has been in continuous operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line. It is a family-friendly ride sure to create memories that will last a lifetime while offering a view of Colorado’s mountain splendor inaccessible by highway.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad