Ten Reasons You Should Take the Durango Blues Train

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Blues on Board

Blues on Board

Oh Yeah!

Oh Yeah!

Me Sipping Wine Before Boarding

Me Sipping Wine Before Boarding

1. It’s more fun listening to music when you’re in motion than on solid ground.

2. The Durango Blues Train is put on by Steve Gumble, founder of the renowned Telluride Blues & Brews Festival; he and his staff know how to create memorable events. On the Blues Train, you can hop from car to car and rock on to great music from bands and solo acts from all over the U.S.

3. Not that you need an excuse, but this great train excursion gives you a reason to visit the fun-loving Western town of Durango, Colorado. Be sure to spend the night at either The Rochester Hotel or The Strater.

All Aboard for the Durango Blues Train

All Aboard for the Durango Blues Train

Onboard

Onboard

The Scene

The Scene

Steve & Me

Steve & Me

This Is Colorado

This Is Colorado

4. Embracing the storied history of the Durango & Silverton Railroad and the soulfelt rhythm of the blues is like swilling a frosty beverage on a back porch in Mississippi. It’s hot, sultry and good for the heart.

5. It’s like a music festival on the rails–you’re able to take in a bunch of different acts in a three and a half -hour train ride.

6. If you bump into people on the train, they don’t mind much because the motion is the lotion and the blues and brews are the juice that help to move your body on this PAH-TY train.

7. The scenery is gorgeous and ever-changing outside the windows of the old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad cars.

Rockin' Out

Rockin’ Out

What a Stage

What a Stage

Fun Times

Fun Times

8.  You’re experiencing one of the world’s best-loved train adventures while listening to real American music.

Lovin' Life

Lovin’ Life

9.  It will be one of the best nights of your life.

Set Break

Set Break

Hanging with Friends

Hanging with Friends on Board

10.  You’ll start a tradition on the Durango Blues Train that you’ll want to repeat many times throughout your life.

Train Lights

Train Lights

Goodnight Y'all

Goodnight Y’all

The Blues Train typically takes place at the end of May and toward the end of August every year; May’s train is almost sold out, however, you’ll find more availability for August.

Thank you to Telluride Blues & Brews, Bill Kight, Kevin Younger, Yvonne Yashmett and the Durango Blues Train for many of the images in this post.

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