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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at the Diamond Circle Theatre, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Durango & Silverton Cowboy Poet Train
Gather up your favorite cowboys and cowgirls to enjoy true western poets, entertainment and food when you ride this special train to Cascade Canyon.A special D&SNGRR trip to Cascade Canyon! Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering entertainers will be performing onboard and during the lunch stop at Cascade Canyon. Hear the music, poetry, stories and yes, a few tall tales of the West! We expect the autumn colors to be near their peak in early October!Enjoy your lunch along the banks of the Animas River.
Fare includes a Beef Brisket sandwich, chips and lemonade served at Cascade Canyon. Plan for a sweet treat on your return train ride back to Durango! Full beverage service and additional food items are available for purchase in our Concession Car.
Durango Heritage Celebration
This event commemorates our town's colorful and diverse history, focusing primarily on the period from the town's incorporation in 1881 until 1912. You'll find that a large number of event goers will be dressed in authentic period attire throughout the celebration. We encourage everyone to join in the fun by donning your Victorian, Edwardian or Old West finery for any of our events. A few of the activities require advance ticket purchase, please see each activity page for details and requirements
Durango Heritage Train
Dont miss this once-a-year opportunity to experience an 1880s steam train ride into the Old West. Authentic, historic rail cars full of stylishly dressed Victorians, cowboys and cowgirls make their way north from Durango into untamed territories ruled by robbers and bandits. Famous, as well as infamous, old west characters are known to travel this route. Bring your sense of adventure and get ready for a fun journey into the past (Victorian or Old West costume is required for this event). As usual, we have to be on the lookout for robbers when we ride the Heritage Train. Experience has shown that they're getting more aggressive every year!