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This two-night getaway for two offers value and convenience by combining your lodging in the historic and "Old West" charm of friendly Durango, Colorado with round trip tickets on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Start with one of Durango's great lodging options, from Victorian historic elegance to budget oriented value and from hotels to cabins, condos and vacation homes, there is something for every family. Options include the Best Western Rio Grande Inn & Suites, Cascade Village Hotel, the Durango Downtown Inn, Iron Horse Inn, the General Palmer Hotel, The Strater Hotel and many more.
The next morning you'll ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which winds through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two million acre San Juan National Forest. You will relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear on this 1882 adventure from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. The coal-fired, steam-operated locomotives are maintained in their original 1923-1925 vintage condition. In Durango, take time to enjoy the Railroad Museum, located in the rail yard roundhouse featuring full-size locomotives, maps, photos, artwork, memorabilia, and authentic collectibles. While in Silverton, visit the Freight Yard Museum at the depot to learn about the history of the Rio Grande Railway as a freight line.
You will return to Durango late afternoon to enjoy some leisure time and a fabulous dinner in town.
Note: Train tickets for children under 5 are free if seated on an adult's lap. If a seat is required, you must purchase a child's ticket.