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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August 2019

Brew Train

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$139 – $159

  Spend a day enjoying some of the best beers in the world with other beer enthusiasts! This special ever popular, ever fun, BREW TRAIN event if for ages 21+ over! This event includes beer samples from various breweries in Colorado and New Mexico. Passengers will deboard for a catered lunch and enjoy the scenery of the Animas River and San Juan Mountains.   Destination:  Cascade Canyon Coach or Gondola Seating $139 (+8% HPF) Van Service Upgrade $20   Dates: June 15, 22, & 29 July 6, 13, 20, & 27 August 3 & 10   To reserve your tickets call 866-675-6900

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Durango Blues Train

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

  2019 Dates: May 31st June 1st August 16th & 17th   Presented by SBG Productions and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Durango Blues Train returns to the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the 8th year in June & August.The event features six live blues performances on board. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are to free to dance their way from coach to coach and delight in a variety of musical performances. Enjoy Blues, drinks, and beautiful scenery on this train.   Destination:  Rockwood Schedule: Train Departs Durango Depot: 7:00pm Train Returns to Durango Depot: 10:30pm   Tickets to this event for 2019 will be on sale February 13, 2019. Call our office at 866-675-6900 for more information.  

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Durango Blues Train

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

2019 Dates: May 31st June 1st August 16th & 17th   Presented by SBG Productions and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Durango Blues Train returns to the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the 8th year in June & August.The event features six live blues performances on board. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are to free to dance their way from coach to coach and delight in a variety of musical performances. Enjoy Blues, drinks, and beautiful scenery on this train.   Destination:  Rockwood Schedule: Train Departs Durango Depot: 7:00pm Train Returns to Durango Depot: 10:30pm   Tickets to this event for 2019 will be on sale February 13, 2019. Call our office at 866-675-6900 for more information.

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September 2019

Wine Train

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$109 – $169

Sample and enjoy wines from select local wineries while aboard the Historic Narrow Gauge Train in the height of Fall. Participating wineries include: 5680 (Paonia), 4 Leaves Winery (Durango), and Mesa Winds Farm. This event includes wine tastings, live music, and a Mediterranean catered lunch.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 10:00am Train arrives Cascade Canyon: 12:10pm Train  departs Cascade Canyon: 2:10pm Train arrives Durango Depot: 4:40 pm   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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Wine Train

September 1 @ 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.   Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. Wine & Rails tickets sell fast! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your Wine & Rails tickets.

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Durango Blues Train

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - September 29 @ 10:30 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

2019 Dates: May 31st June 1st August 16th & 17th   Presented by SBG Productions and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Durango Blues Train returns to the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the 8th year in June & August.The event features six live blues performances on board. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are to free to dance their way from coach to coach and delight in a variety of musical performances. Enjoy Blues, drinks, and beautiful scenery on this train.   Destination:  Rockwood Schedule: Train Departs Durango Depot: 7:00pm Train Returns to Durango Depot: 10:30pm   Tickets to this event for 2019 will be on sale February 13, 2019. Call our office at 866-675-6900 for more information.

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Wine Train

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 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.   Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. Wine & Rails tickets sell fast! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your Wine & Rails tickets.

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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 20 @ 4:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

2019 Dates TBD 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 2018 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   Tickets to this event for 2019 are not available yet. Call our office and speak with an agent to be put on a wait-list at 866-675-6900.

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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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