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Celebrate the start of the Durango train’s service to Silverton with the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s 2017 Narrow Gauge Days on May 5-6!

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The love of the locomotive is so pervasive in American culture, it even has its own term: railfan. Or train buff, rail buff, railway enthusiast, trainspotter or any combination of the terms. And for those railfans, Durango brings you Railfest. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad puts on Railfest Aug. 18-20 with a slew of special railroading events, including a photo train, a murder mystery train, and the Durango train’s Presidential Special…. Read More

For some, Memorial Day weekend means kicking back in the back yard with hot dogs and cool beers. But in Durango, Memorial Day weekend means clipping in for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the premier cycling event in the West — and also hot dogs and cool beers. The race’s roots are firmly planted in sibling rivalry, according to Iron Horse lore: The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic was the brain child of Tom Mayer… Read More

Colorado is a relatively new state, in the grand scheme of things. While Delaware was the first state to officially join the Union in 1787, we’ve only been a state since 1876. If you do the math, that’s 138 years. So it’s kind of crazy — and crazy impressive — that the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is celebrating its 131st year! Narrow Gauge Days kicks off next weekend, May 2-3, to mark the Durango… Read More

There are so many gorgeous hikes along countless trails in the San Juan National Forest — and, frankly, we’re too lazy to try to list them all here. Maybe one day. Ahem. But, seriously, guys, the San Juan Mountains Association offers an easy way to try out some hikes in the company of a group and with the help of a guide. Although the summer season is wrapping up, there are still… Read More

We know it seems early to start talking about fall — it’s not even Labor Day yet, people! — but fall colors in the West are kind of like a fireworks display: Boom, everything is yellow and red and orange (but mostly yellow — thanks, aspens!) then it’s gone in a flash — especially if any of Colorado’s notoriously quick-to-change weather blows in and blows all the leaves off the trees. Because… Read More

Hey, look at that. It’s Aug. 1. And you know what that means… No? You don’t? That means a whole lot of deals this month to ride the Durango and Silverton train. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering a heap of discounts through August when you book the railroad’s bus/train combo trip. Riders can save 10 percent if they ride the bus to Silverton and take the train —… Read More

While you’re staying with us at the Durango Quality Inn this weekend, you have a chance to ride the historic Durango & Silverton train and do some good when you buy your ticket. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is holding a Wildland Firefighter Benefit on Sunday, July 14, to raise money for the families of the 19 Arizona firefighters who died while battling the Yarnell Hill fire northwest of Phoenix. According to… Read More