Train Events

Durango hosts some of the Southwest’s most distinctive events every year with something for every interest. Whether you’re traveling with all adults and want to satisfy the beer lovers of the group, or you are traveling with the family and want to enjoy a family friendly atmosphere, there is something for every visitor! Below you will find a list of events in and around the Durango area.

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September 2019

Wine Train

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$149 – $229

September 1st and September 29th ALL ABOARD THE WINE TRAIN! Ride the historic Durango & Silverton Railroad and get to know our featured Colorado wineries, sample delicious wines, and visit the wine tasting room.   After a 2-hour historic scenic train ride, you’ll arrive at Cascade Canyon for a delicious Mediterranean lunch, live music, yard games, and more wine samples. After you have wined and dined, you will re-board the train for coffee, dessert and a breathtaking return train trip back to Durango.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Trip Summary:  10:00am          Train departs Durango Depot 12:10pm          Train arrives Cascade Canyon 2:10pm            Train departs Cascade Canyon 4:40pm            Train arrives Durango Depot   Fares: Premium Class:  $229* choose from Nomad, Prospector, Rio Grande, Legacy, and Yankee Girl Standard Class:  $149* choose from open-air gondola or closed vintage coach *All fares subject to 8% historical preservation fee.   Tickets for 2019 are now sold out. You can call 866-675-6900 to be added on a wait-list for 2020.

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October 2019

Cowboy Poetry Train

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$89 – $179

This family friendly special event train will feature Durango locals and Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering entertainers in the spirit of true western entertainment. This event includes entertainment and a catered BBQ lunch. You will travel into the Cascade Canyon Wye deep into the heart of the San Juan National Forest.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 10:00am Train arrives Cascade Canyon: 12:05pm Train departs Cascade Canyon: 1:20pm Train arrives Durango Depot: 3:30pm   Standard Class: Open-Air Gondola or Closed Coach Premium Class: Prospector or Rio Grande Presidential Class: Nomad   To reserve your tickets call 866-675-6900!

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PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

October 5 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$27 – $49

  This fall, enjoy a fun Halloween adventure for the whole family with the Pumpkin Patch Express! Ride the Durango & Silverton Train to the pumpkin patch to pick your own perfect pumpkin. Meet with famous Peanuts™ characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy! This special train runs Saturdays and Sundays only.   Includes: Trick or treat bag with goodies Reading of Charlie Brown Musical Entertainment Photos Halloween Costume Contest Games Food tent available to purchase lunch/beverages Much more!   Train 1   Departure: 10:00am       Return: 12:45pm Train 2  Departure:  11:30am       Return:  2:15pm Train 3  Departure   1:00pm        Return:  3:45pm Fares: Standard-class Coach or Gondola seating: Adult (age 12+):  $35* Child (age 2-11):  $27* Deluxe seating: Adult (age 12+):  $49* Child (age 2-11):  $41* *subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. Pumpkin Patch Express tickets sell fast! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your Pumpkin Patch Express tickets.

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PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

October 12 @ 10:00 am - October 13 @ 4:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$27 – $49

  This fall, enjoy a fun Halloween adventure for the whole family with the Pumpkin Patch Express! Ride the Durango & Silverton Train to the pumpkin patch to pick your own perfect pumpkin. Meet with famous Peanuts™ characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy! This special train runs Saturdays and Sundays only.   Includes: Trick or treat bag with goodies Reading of Charlie Brown Musical Entertainment Photos Halloween Costume Contest Games Food tent available to purchase lunch/beverages Much more!   Train 1   Departure: 10:00am       Return: 12:45pm Train 2  Departure:  11:30am       Return:  2:15pm Train 3  Departure   1:00pm        Return:  3:45pm Fares: Standard-class Coach or Gondola seating: Adult (age 12+):  $35* Child (age 2-11):  $27* Deluxe seating: Adult (age 12+):  $49* Child (age 2-11):  $41* *subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. Pumpkin Patch Express tickets sell fast! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your Pumpkin Patch Express tickets.

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PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$27 – $49

  This fall, enjoy a fun Halloween adventure for the whole family with the Pumpkin Patch Express! Ride the Durango & Silverton Train to the pumpkin patch to pick your own perfect pumpkin. Meet with famous Peanuts™ characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy! This special train runs Saturdays and Sundays only.   Includes: Trick or treat bag with goodies Reading of Charlie Brown Musical Entertainment Photos Halloween Costume Contest Games Food tent available to purchase lunch/beverages Much more!   Train 1   Departure: 10:00am       Return: 12:45pm Train 2  Departure:  11:30am       Return:  2:15pm Train 3  Departure   1:00pm        Return:  3:45pm Fares: Standard-class Coach or Gondola seating: Adult (age 12+):  $35* Child (age 2-11):  $27* Deluxe seating: Adult (age 12+):  $49* Child (age 2-11):  $41* *subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. Pumpkin Patch Express tickets sell fast! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your Pumpkin Patch Express tickets.

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November 2019

Polar Express

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 2, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$22 – $85
Polar Express

All Aboard The Polar Express™ in Durango. The Next Stop - The North Pole!   November 15, 2019-January 2, 2020 Inspired by the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, and the run-away hit movie starring Tom Hanks, this classic holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a magical round trip journey to the North Pole aboard the historic Durango and Silverton Train.   Destination: The North Pole   Departure Times (Depend on the date) 5:15 pm 6:50 pm 8:25 pm   Fares (Depend on the date) Standard Class:  $22-$55* Deluxe Class:  $37-$70* First Class:  $52-$85* *All fares subject to 8% historical preservation fee. Click here for more info.... Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. Polar Express tickets sell fast! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your Polar Express tickets.  

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Christmas Tree Train

November 24 @ 9:30 am - November 25 @ 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

2019 Dates TBD Board the Cascade Canyon train and be prepared to cut your own Christmas tree. Hot chocolate is served for everyone!   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 9:45am Train arrives in Cascade Canyon: 11:50am Train departs Cascade Canyon: 12:45pm Train arrives Durango Depot: 2:50pm   Tickets to this event for 2019 are not available yet. Call our office to be added to a wait-list at 866-675-6900.

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December 2019

Christmas Tree Train

December 1 @ 9:30 am - December 2 @ 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

2019 Dates TBD Board the Cascade Canyon train and be prepared to cut your own Christmas tree. Hot chocolate is served for everyone!   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 9:45am Train arrives in Cascade Canyon: 11:50am Train departs Cascade Canyon: 12:45pm Train arrives Durango Depot: 2:50pm   Tickets to this event for 2019 are not available yet. Call our office to be added to a wait-list at 866-675-6900.

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Christmas Tree Train

December 8 @ 9:30 am - December 9 @ 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

2019 Dates TBD Board the Cascade Canyon train and be prepared to cut your own Christmas tree. Hot chocolate is served for everyone!   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 9:45am Train arrives in Cascade Canyon: 11:50am Train departs Cascade Canyon: 12:45pm Train arrives Durango Depot: 2:50pm   Tickets to this event for 2019 are not available yet. Call our office to be added to a wait-list at 866-675-6900.

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February 2020

Snowdown Balloon Train

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

Ride the Snowdown Balloon Train to Cascade Canyon in your Snowdown THEME outfit! The train will stop in the Animas Valley for the colorful hot-air balloon mass ascension. The train will then resume to Cascade Canyon for a short break before returning to Durango. Boxed lunches are available to be pre-purchased.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Train departs Durango Depot: 8:00am Train returns Durango Depot: 1:30pm   Tickets to this event for 2020 are not available yet. Call our office to be added to the wait-list at 866-675-6900.

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