Durango Music and Poetry Train
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ~ 479 Main Avenue

The train leaves 8:15 am (be there early). Arrive in Silverton just in time for lunch at one of the local restaurants or bring your own. The train arrives back in Durango at 5:40 pm, just in time for the Friday evening program at the VFW, 1550 N. Main Avenue.

Gather up your favorite cowboys and cowgirls to enjoy true western poets, music, historical narration, and fall foliage when your ride the Durango Cowboy Train. During the journey to Silverton, you will hear poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes or keep you in stiches. On the return train excursion from Silverton to Durango, you will hear exciting stories about the history of the area and our western heritage presented by professional narrators.

Make your reservations now by calling 970-247-2733 or visit website

Cowboy Gathering Trail Ride and Lunch at Bears Ranch

Offered by Bears Ranch (Hwy 550N), this beautiful 2 hour horseback ride will take you on a series of interconnected trails through Chris Park and the lovely Haviland Lake areas of the San Juan National Forest.  Meander through colorful aspen groves and ponderosa pines as you enjoy breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Hermosa Cliffs.  No better way to experience the beauty of Colorado than on the back of a horse.  Return to the stables for a delicious catered lunch while enjoying some genuine cowboy entertainment.

Space is limited.
Call 970-884-4049 or visit for reservations.
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)

GRAND REVEAL of the NEW Cowboy Lineup Photo
Sorrel Sky Gallery ~ 828 Main Avenue

This “Cowboy Lineup” is an iconic image that has been used for many years to promote the Durango Cowboy Gathering.  While to image of 22 cowboys (no cowgirls) is beautiful, who is pictured and where it was taken is not precisely known.  In 2023, the Durango Cowboy Gathering undertook the ambitious project to re-create this iconic photo at a location in La Plata County.   Twenty-eight local cowboys and cowgirls from across La Plata County, representing various interests and family histories, joined us in creating a new image for the Durango Cowboy Gathering and the La Plata County historical record.

Please join us at the Sorrel Sky Gallery for the GRAND REVEAL of the updated “Cowboy Lineup”.  The Reveal Party will take place on Friday, September 29th at 5:00 pm.  Help us celebrate the creation of a little local history!

The Sorrel Sky Gallery will be hosting a special display of western art throughout the week of the Gathering to celebrate our western heritage. 

Wild Horse Saloon~ 601 E. 2nd Avenue
$15 Admission
Kristen Lloyd, "Krazy Ani" Midway, Utah
Kristen is an engaging Western performer and speaker, as well as an award-winning singer/ songwriter and author/illustrator who has been delighting audiences as “Krazy Ani the Train Robber” since 2010 with her gun twirling, trick roping, and whip cracking prowess. However, her greatest joy has been performing for elementary schools and helping kids “Find their Brave” through hands-on trick roping lessons and inspiring creative activities. You'll see Krazy Ani in our Cowboy Parade and at this special show on Saturday