If you're planning a fall vacation to Durango, you'll definitely want to take a trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Durango Train fall excursions are a great way to experience the stunning display of vibrant colors that take over southwest Colorado in September and October. Check out some of the ways to ride and train events below.
Fall Durango Train Rides
The fall season might be the most spectacular time of year to visit Durango, Colorado and ride this historic railway. The way the leaves change their colors into a glorious array of oranges, reds and yellows is truly a treat for the eyes. Riding the railway means that you can see the fall colors in their full glory while also learning about the history of this beautiful region.Train Schedule
Durango Train Fall Rides
Fall Skyway Tour
As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures begin to drop, one of the most popular train excursions becomes even more incredible. The Skyway Tour brings visitors on a 52 mile journey. Take it roundtrip by train or head one way on the rails and the other in a bus. Either way, you're guaranteed incredible views.
Motor Car Ride
September and October are the final months of the year to experience a motor car ride with the Durango Train. Experience life as a crewmember as you ride ahead of the train, maintain the rails and communicate with the conductor on the way back from Silverton. You'll get a whole new perspective on the Durango Train with this unique opportunity
Durango Train Fall Events
Cowboy Poetry Train
The Cowboy Poetry Train is one of the most special parts of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering each year. The train takes cowboys and cowgirls from Durango to Cascade Canyon. On board, riders will hear a wide variety of poems and songs that will make you laugh and cry, and have you wishing it could last forever. Every coach has performers and when you stop for lunch at Cascade Canyon the performances will continue.