An authentic steam-powered, coal-fired scenic railroad ride through the remote mountains of southwest Colorado. Est. in 1881. Round trip excursions to Silverton (early May-late Oct) and Cascade Canyon High Noon trains (late Nov-early May). Ranked in the top 10 scenic railroads in the world. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Rail Road 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.
What makes this business unique? A Narrow Gauge Rail Road Train