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Durango Railfest

Durango TrainAugust 14 - 17, 2014

For the 2014 Railfest The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is partnering with TRUE WEST Magazine to bring you "True West Railfest". True West Railfest will encompass western style cowboy events exciting rail-related special events and excursions with visiting narrow gauge railroad equipment. The D&SNG railroad is proud to join True West magazine to celebrate with events that pay tribute to Durango's colorful railroading past.

At True West Railfest, you will enjoy rare and unique railroad equipment and cars. The Denver and Rio Grande's Galloping Goose is one rail star not to be missed. An 1875 wood fired locomotive is another example of the equipment that appears at the Railfest. This locomotive makes special excursions on the D&SNGRR. This an event for all to enjoy, especially railfans. Read more about Durango's Railroad History and view the Photo Gallery. Durango is a top destination for train enthusiasts. Book your accommodations today, because there are so many things to do, and adventure awaits!

Durango is rich in rail history. It has the small town feel that everyone enjoys, and yet is loaded with activities for railfans and their families. Rely on Durango.com as your source for suggested itineraries to plan and book a vacation package in this southwestern region of the country that is a small paradise to train enthusiasts. Book a vacation package that is entirely centered around Durango trains and rail history. From biking to ziplining to horseback riding, Durango Colorado is a dream vacation for anyone who embraces the railroading spirit of the west.

There are plenty of things to do and outdoor adventures in this outdoorsy town. August is a terriffic time to enjoy the great outdoors of Durango, Vallecito Lake, and Mesa Verde National Park.  Summertime activities include fly fishing the Animas and rafting the Piedra. You could even go horseback riding or try ziplining while you’re here.

For more in-depth information, reservations, and the full Durango Railfest schedule of events, visit Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's official railfest website.

Durango.com is the best place to plan lots of family fun for your next trip to Durango, Colorado. Look through our Durango vacation packages to discover discounted admissions, tickets, accommodations and much more. Durango’s San Juan Mountains are perfect for all kinds of outdoor adventures. Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.


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Get Happy Aboard the Durango Blues Train - in May and in August 2014.

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Durango Named 2014 Top Ten True Western Town - True West Railfest August 14 - 17, 2014 with rare and unique railroad equipment and cars.

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All Aboard the Great Pumpkin Patch Express - A wonderful autumn tradition in Durango.

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Durango Railfest Coming Soon - 2013 True West Railfest pulls in to Durango in just a few short weeks.

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Durango Fiesta Days the Last Week of July – A fantastic parade, a pie auction, a street dance, a rodeo, and royalty!

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Durango Breweries: Tasting TipsDurango is a beer town. If you're a beer lover, you're in for a treat.

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Does Dad Love Durango? – There’s no denying it...Dads love Durango.

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Plan Now for True West Railfest – True West Railfest is August 15 - 18.

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Gable House Takes Honors – The Gable House B&B in Durango receives a 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

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Plan Now for Durango Heritage Celebration – The events are selling out quickly. Time to get on the ball!

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2013 Peanuts™ The Easter Beagle Express – Musical entertainment and other Easter-themed activities and meet Snoopy, The Easter Beagle!

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Steampunk Stomp II Benefit
- Saturday, March 16, 2013 6:00 pm to benefit the Durango Discovery Museum.

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True West Magazine Names Durango a Top True Western Town
- Fascinating historic structures and authentic heritage events.

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The Polar Express Train
- Get on the train, and experience holiday enchantment as The Polar Express™ story comes to life.

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Motorless Parade
- Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 am on Main Street.

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Durango Heritage Celebration
- Prepare to enjoy some far-out costumes and have a blast October 11 – 14, 2012.

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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
- Imagine sitting at a bar when the cowboys (and cowgirls) come ridin' into town.

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Downtown Street Closures
  - Please take note of a few street closures downtown.

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TRUE WEST Railfest Starts Today!
  - To learn more or check out the schedule of events, log on to Railfest 2012.

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Feature Friday - Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville
  - A theatre production that is enjoyed by visitors and locals.

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Vallecito Lake
 - A relaxing 20-mile drive out to Vallecito Lake might just become the highlight of your Durango experience.

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Feature Friday - The Strater Hotel - Right in the middle of historic Downtown Durango...No need to drive.

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Museums Kids Enjoy - Durango has museums that encourage young people (and the young at heart) to build, create, play, and explore.

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Iron Horse Chef Competition
- Take a moring amble in downtown Durango, and discover the most entertaining booth at the Farmers Market.

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Fly Fishing is Up in Durango
- Water levels in our Colorado rivers are lower than usual, and people are catching plenty of great fish.

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Fly Fishing is Up in Durango
- Water levels in our Colorado rivers are lower than usual, and people are catching plenty of great fish.

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Feature Friday - Featured Listing
- This Bobbie Carll listing is a one-of-a-kind solar retreat house featuring round living spaces!

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Durango Blues Train - Beer, Blues, and Dancing... all while riding the Durango train. 

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Durango Vacation Homes - Try experiencing Southwest Colorado by staying in a fabulous Durango, Colorado vacation home.

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Summer Camps from Wilderness Trails Ranch - the ultimate week of adventure and well-earned recreation, this place is calling you!

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The Knight Sky Coming to Durango - Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's newest open air observation gondola.

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The Lettermans & The D&SNGRR - David Letterman celebrated son Harry's birthday in Durango.

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Fall Has Arrived in Durango - The Durango area is now seeing about 50% of our expected fall colors.

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Summer Train & Lodging Package - your choice of lodging with round trip tickets on the historic train!

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