Durango Train

Ride the Durango-Silverton Train through the Weiminuche Wilderness!

An amazing journey leaving the heart of downtown Durango. Taking you through the Animas River Valley, through the cut at Rockwood and over the carved out river gorge known as Rockwood Box below.  You will want your camera, as you travel up through the Weiminuche Wilderness with views of 14,000 ft peaks of the San Juan mountains.
Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

As you ride north towards Silverton, you will get to see the rapids of the Upper Animas from the train.  You will see that many rapids exist along this section but the first big rapid is called Broken Bridge (marked at the top by an old broken bridge), then No Name and finally 10 Mile Rapid.  Don’t be surprised if you see some rafters or kayakers enjoying the whitewater of the Upper Animas.

Gondola outside

As the train rolls into Silverton imagine you are taken back in time – The Wild West.  Grab a bite to eat from the local saloon then head over to watch the famous Gun Show, presented by the Silverton Gun Club.  Don’t forget to check out the shops for some memorabilia.


At this point it will be about time to make like a bandit and get out of town.  Two options exist on the return from Silverton.  Jump back on the train for the ride back to Durango (this time you can check out the other side of the tracks).  Or pay a little extra and get on a bus to ride over beautiful Molas and Coal Bank Passes as you return to Durango via Hwy 550 (also known as the Million Dollar Highway).

Contact us directly if you would like to upgrade to Presidential, First or Deluxe Class. Also take advantage of a 15% on all Lower Animas rafting trips when you book your train tickets through us.



May 17 – Oct 8 Adult: $89* (12 and older)
Child: $55* (ages 4-11)
Children 3 years and under: No charge if not occupying a seat.
*Fares subject to 7% historic preservation fee.

May 3 – Oct 25

June 9 – Aug. 8

Combine your train trip with another activity

Raft’n Rail-Family Friendly »

Ride the Durango-Silverton train in the morning and raft the Lower Animas that afternoon or the next day.


Rafting Class IV with Pigeon Peak in the back ground, Upper Animas
Raft’n Rail “Adrenaline Rush” »

Ride the train into the heart of Weminuche Wilderness and then raft out on Class III-IV rapids.

Rafting Lower Animas River Durango, ColoradoZip/Raft’n Rail »

Go rafting for free when you book your train and zipline trips through us.