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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Returns June 23

A common sight in southern Colorado is the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and that sight returns to the rails starting June 23, 2020. The operation was paused at the beginning of the Covid-19 and has received approval to resume operations.

The railroad will offer modified services that include limiting the number of tickets sold per trip as well as implementing enhanced safety procedures to improve both guest and employee safety. The summer season starts June 23 and will operate through August 15, possibly longer, which is all dependent on health restrictions.

The Durango and Silverton will operate both diesel and steam trains departing from its Rockwood Depot to Cascade Canyon round-trip Tuesday through Saturday. At this time, and through at least August 15, trains will not operate through to Silverton.

Durango and Silverton Railroad steaming along side mountain side.
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad steaming along the famous route between Durango and Silverton.

Operating Schedule and Fares

Steam services depart at both 9:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and offer two classes of service: Standard Class enclosed Coach and open-air Gondola seating.

  • Standard Class – $81.00 (Adults ages 12+), $57.00 (Kids ages 4-11)
  • Open-Air Gondola – $86.00 (Adults ages 12+), $62.00 (Kids ages 4-11)

Diesel services depart at 9:00 a.m. and offer two classes of service: Standard Class enclosed Coach and open-air Gondola seating.

  • Standard Class – $70.00 (Adults ages 12+), $40.00 (Kids ages 4-11)
  • Open-Air Gondola – $75.00 (Adults ages 12+), $45.00 (Kids ages 4-11)

Current Reservation Holders

For guests that currently hold reservations that were postponed are being given the opportunity to rebook by sending an email to info at durangotrain.com with the date, time, steam or diesel, and Coach or Gondola seating. Durango and Silverton will send a reconfirmation once processed. Additionally, guests can contact 970-247-2733 for rebooking options or for complete refunds if rebooking is not an option. Be advised, due to the small team, longer hold times are expected when calling.

Visit Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for complete details.

Images: David McConnell from Pixabay

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