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Experience the San Juan National Forest winter beauty from the warmth and comfort of a heated train car. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train is rolling with inventive excursions in February and beyond: see the ascent of colorful hot air balloons, take a romantic sojourn for Valentine’s Day, or consider the landscape through the eyes of pioneers and miners in the 1800s. Read on for details and choose your next trip with us!


Snowdown Balloon Rally Train –February 4

The breathtaking ascent of two dozen hot air balloons in the Animas Valley is a highlight of theSnowdown Festival, celebrating its 39th year in Durango in 2017. Known as the “Original Cabin Fever Reliever”, Snowdown attracts the nation’s best hot air balloon pilots.

Romance on the Rails –February 11

Champagne brunch. Romantic live music. A rose for your beloved. Need we say more?Book todayfor an unforgettable Valentine’s celebration.

Snow Goose Photography Excursion –February 18 & 19

Photo buffs: don’t miss this exclusive trip over President’s weekend, with opportunities tophotograph the historic Galloping Gooseengine at several spots along the route.


Silverton Skijoring -February 18 & 19

See it to believe it! Teams of three including a horse, a rider, and a skier on a tow rope will race through an exciting snowy course with jumps, gates and rings! Make your home base theGrand Imperial Hotelin Silverton for thisone-of-a-kind event.

Snowmobile Adventure Package - throughApril 1

Ride the steam train to your starting point, then ride your ownsnowmobile on a two-hour guided tourthrough the unspoiled beauty of Molas Pass.


Historic Narration Journey – Select dates in April & May

Portrayalists narrate the natural history and the fascinating development of this corner of the West. Hear from flamboyant entrepreneurs and settlers aboard theHistoric NarrationTrain.

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See you soon!

Your friends at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Call for reservations: 877-872-4607

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