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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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
The 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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December 2019

Christmas Tree Train

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$42 – $119

  Board the Cascade Canyon train and be prepared to cut your own Christmas tree. Hot chocolate is served for everyone!   Dates: December 1, 8, & 15 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   Fares: Standard Class $42/child $69/adult First Class $119/child & adult Presidential $119/adult *All fares are subject to 8% historical preservation fee   Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. The Christmas Tree Train has limited availability! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your train tickets.

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Christmas Tree Train

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$42 – $119

  Board the Cascade Canyon train and be prepared to cut your own Christmas tree. Hot chocolate is served for everyone!   Dates: December 1, 8, & 15 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   Fares: Standard Class $42/child $69/adult First Class $119/child & adult Presidential $119/adult *All fares are subject to 8% historical preservation fee   Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. The Christmas Tree Train has limited availability! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your train tickets.

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Christmas Tree Train

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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$42 – $119

  Board the Cascade Canyon train and be prepared to cut your own Christmas tree. Hot chocolate is served for everyone!   Dates: December 1, 8, & 15 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   Fares: Standard Class $42/child $69/adult First Class $119/child & adult Presidential $119/adult *All fares are subject to 8% historical preservation fee   Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. The Christmas Tree Train has limited availability! Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your train tickets.

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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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$42 – $119

  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.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 8:00am Train returns Durango Depot: 1:30pm Fares: Standard Class $42/child $69/adult First Class $119/child & adult *All fares are subject to 8% historic preservation fee     Please call 866-675-6900 for reservations. The Snowdown Balloon Train sells out quickly. Ask about discounted lodging options when packaged with your train tickets.

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Romance on the Rails Train

February 15, 2020
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

  The Romance on the Rails Train is a featured Special Event Train. Celebrate Valentine's Day in first class and receive a complimentary rose. First Class passengers also have the choice to purchase a gourmet lunch special.   Romance on the Rails Lunch special: 1 mini bottle of sparkling wine 1 champagne flute Lunch catered by Yellow Carrot *Add lunch for an additional price   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 2020 are not available yet. Call our office to be added to a wait-list 866-675-6900.  

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March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Winter Train to Cascade Canyon on March 17! Irish beer and drink specials will be available for purchase.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 9:45am Train arrives Cascade Canyon: 11:50am Train  departs Cascade Canyon: 12:45pm Train arrives Durango Depot: 2:50pm   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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April 2020

Hops & Hops Train Easter Train

April 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

This Easter enjoy crafts, music, games, prizes, and a musician! Children will receive a little Easter basket and the egg hunt will be done in the Cascade Wye (weather permitting). Hoppy beer specials will also be available on the train for adults.   Destination: Cascade Canyon Train departs Durango Depot: 9:45am Train returns Durango Depot: 2:45pm   Tickets to this event for 2020 are not available yet. Call our office to be added to a wait-list at 866-675-6900.

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May 2020

Mother’s Day Train

May 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

  Give the special "Mom" in your life the gift of a historic train ride experience she'll never forget. Mother's Day is one of the most popular and beautiful days of the year to ride the train from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. Every mom will receive a fresh flower and sweet chocolate treat on the return train ride or bus upgrade from Silverton.   Destination: Silverton   Schedule: Train departs Durango Depot: 8:45am Train arrives in Silverton: 12:15pm Train departs Silverton: 2:30pm Train arrives at Durango Depot: 06:00pm   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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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Price TBD

  In 1972 a group of 36 cyclists decided to race the historic train from Durango all the way to Silverton. The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic continues to be one of Durango's most unique events, welcoming cyclists from all over the world. Themed events all over Durango and Silverton will celebrate this classic "man vs. machine" race.   Destination: Silverton Tickets to this event for 2020 are not available yet. Call our office and speak with an agent for more information at 866-675-6900.    

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