Durango, Colorado was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. By July of 1882, the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers.
The line was constructed to haul silver & gold ore from Southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious.
This historic train has been in continuous operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line. It is a family-friendly ride sure to create memories that will last a lifetime while offering a view of Colorado's mountain splendor inaccessible by highway. Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Charter a Premier Car or Train! The Cascade Canyon Pavilion is available for arrangements for weddings, concerts, sit down dinners and picnics!
Class | Car| Type | Ind. | Seats | One Way | Round Trip |
Presidential | Nomad | Enclosed | $219.90 | 16 |$3,163.50 | $2,952.60
Presidential | Cinco Animas | Enclosed | $210.90 |16 | $3,163.50 | $2,952.60
First Class |Alamosa Parlor Car | Enclosed | $191.64 | 24 | $4,599.36 | $4,216.08
First Class | Yankee Girl | Enclosed | $182.01| 24 | $4,368.24 | $4,004.22
First Class | Prospector | Enclosed | $182.01| 24 | $4,368.24 | $4,004.22
First Class | Silver Vista | Open Air- Glass Roof | $182.01 | 26 | $4,550.25 | $4,368.24
First Class | Knight Sky | Open Air- Glass Roof | $182.01 | 26 | $4,550.25 | $4,368.24
Deluxe Narrated | San Juan | Enclosed $147.34 | 30 | $4,272.86 | $4,125.52
Deluxe | Rio Grande | Open Air | $129.04 | 32 | $4,000.24| $3,871.20
Standard | Vintage Coaches | Enclosed |$85.71 | 42 | $3,514.11 | $3,428.40
Standard | Gondolas Open Air | $85.71 | 40 | $3,342.69 | $3,256.98
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* All fares are based on 2017 Rates and are subject to change without notice.
The Cascade Canyon Pavilion
The Cascade Canyon Pavilion
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The Cascade Canyon Pavilion is located at the Cascade Canyon wye deep in the heart of the San Juan National Forest along the banks of the Animas River. The covered pavilion is centered with a large stone fireplace and a generator is available to provide electricity if needed. Arrangments can be made to host a wedding, a concert, a sit-down dinner or a casual picnic. Whether your event is held while viewing the towering mountains above you or under a moonlit sky, Cascade Canyon is unparalled in its beautiful and private location!
The Kennebec offers an atmosphere of casual elegance in warm, comfortable surroundings. We serve Mediterranean inspired cuisine, focusing on local and seasonal ingredients. We also have an extensive wine list, local beers, vegetarian and gluten-free options! Come enjoy beautiful views of the La Platas from our patios and peruse the work of featured artist, Susan Reed. We feel a memorable meal encompasses excellent cuisine, creative stimulation, good wine, and the company of friends!
Cascade Village is your destination if you seek the best of everything: magnificent mountain and meadow views, an ideal, yet private & exclusive location for your reunion, bridal shower, wedding ceremony, reception, dining and dancing! And with over 90 condominiums available in which to stay, you won't want to leave.
Located along the Million Dollar Highway, mid-way between the historic towns of Durango and Silverton, Colorado and high up in the Rocky Mountains, Cascade Village is your most spectacular option for resort-style weddings & special events. If incredible beauty, tranquility and an amazing experience is what you seek, look no further.
For weddings, we can provide you both a stunning outdoor wedding venue (in a meadow surrounded by magnificent mountains, aspen tress and wildflowers) and a lovely indoor reception facility that features windows looking out on Engineer and Needles mountains. During the winter months, our indoor facility also provides a lovely backdrop for indoor ceremonies.
Additionally, you will have complete flexibility and freedom when it comes to using any outside resources that you choose (including any caterer or even if you wish to bring in your own food and beverages). We have found that this can save you a lot of money and allows you to have exactly what you want.
If you are in the area, please come by for a tour. We are open seven days a week.
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