Durango is a delightful destination to visit no matter what your travel interests may be or when you find yourself up for a little adventure. However, for those with a passion for transportation history, the fact that Durango is a renowned train town is sure to inspire! While there’s much to do in the way of outdoor adventure, booking a ride on the Durango and Silvertown Narrow Gauge Railroad is a great way to get a comprehensive look at your surroundings while indulging in historical modes and styles.
Where History Comes to Life
The past comes to life when you book a ride on this railroad, or simply make time to swing by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum that track’s the story of steam engines through the area. From your spot onboard an original 1880s locomotive, you’ll indulge in spectacular Colorado scenery including mountain peaks and hidden away cascades as you wind your way through the canyons and wilderness that make up the greater San Juan National Forest.
Knowing you’re on a journey that many before you have conquered is thrilling. The track that was once used to move miners, settlers, and even cowboys is yours for enjoying at a more leisurely pace. Train rides are available year-round in an effort to conserve this national treasure and introduce more people than ever to a historic way of getting around!
Customize Your Onboard Adventure
No two adventures are ever alike and when you book a ride onboard the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad at the Durango train museum, it’s no exception to the rule. Guests are free to select from a variety of year-round rides that highlight different aspects of the terrain and constitute varying lengths depending on preference. Whether you opt for the adventure package or a tour package that includes stops and guided excursions, you’ll find that the landscape has a way of unveiling its historical secrets along the way.
Make the Most of the Durango Train Museum
Since its first opening in 1998, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum connected to the original train depot from which tours depart has been captivating guests with its collection of railroad and mining artifacts which span the 12,000-square-foot display space. The on-site staff is more than willing to answer questions about the many pieces being exhibited which tell the story of how Durango found its place on the map in the 1880s.
No matter when you find yourself in Durango, the team at Durango Vacation Rentals has a home away from homemade for you. Reach out to learn more about our options and to start planning your next trip!