|Above, the Silverton train passing the Strater Hotel, where Louis L'Amour used to stay and write. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
With a planned trip to Colorado for late July that includes a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, I have been monitoring the train's website for any updates for when bookings resume.
Thus far, nothing has been announced, but perhaps as we get closer to mid-to-late-June, things will open up.
According to the train's website (as things currently stand):
COVID-19 FAQ's and Rebooking Information
IMPORTANT CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL CUSTOMERS:
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will be extending the dates of our closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All excursion and event trains have been annulled through June 22, 2020 or until further notice. D&SNGR is working closely with state, county, and local regulatory organizations to outline a plan to reopen and begin train operations soon which will place the health and safety of our customers and community at the forefront Please note, we will continue to provide updates to opening as soon as enough information is available to us. The Durango railroad depot, museum, and gift shops remain closed during this time.
Any guests who currently hold reservations through June 22, will be notified and will receive a full refund automatically. If customers are interested in rebooking at this time, leaving credit open for a ride later in the year, or transferring value to a gift certificate valid through 2021, simply email us at email@example.com or call 970-247-2733 and we will be happy to assist. Our Customer Service team is ready to serve you or you can go online to booking at durangotrain.com. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience as we navigate through the weeks and months ahead.
While we remain optimistic that we will return to service in June, our start to the summer 2020 season may look different than currently scheduled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as we work through planning to safely return to services this summer.
For more information about train operations, cancellation of reservations and rebooking information, please call 970-247-2733.