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Address: Antonito, CO

Colorado Highway 17 goes over Cumbres Pass and across the New Mexico...

Colorado Highway 17 goes over Cumbres Pass and across the New Mexico border. It offers great autumn colors and little traffic.

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Fall foliage perfection with a bit of Mountain RR lore

Deliberately detoured here for October color and the Cumbres & Toltec train lore. Stumbled on the train lugging about 8 cars of very happy tourists (kid friendly) thru the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
edwin Y
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Deliberately detoured here for October color and the Cumbres & Toltec train lore. Stumbled on the train lugging about 8 cars of very happy tourists (kid friendly) thru the mountains. Visited the "station" & watering tower at the top of the pass. Big fun.

3 Thank edwin Y
Bailey, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We took Cumbres Pass as an alternative to Wolf Creek Pass when travelling from central Colorado to northwest New Mexico. It's a very nice drive, but if you're looking for a scenic drive in the Rockies, I have 25 other suggestions that are better (including Wolf Creek Pass, by the way).

2 Thank Gregory W
Pearl, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Great fall drive for leaf viewing. The best scenic views are located between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. The roadway is worth your time if your are traveling between Alamosa, CO and northern New Mexico near Chama. Highly recommended fall season scenic roadway viewing.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Drove to the top of the pass from the Chama side. Approximately 14 mi drive from Chama. Scenery is worth the drive. Stop to see the historic rail area at the top. Walk around some and read the placards for the history of the area.

Thank jcjr2
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574 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Driving up the pass with the fall foliage is spectacular. If you take the train, take the car drive too as you get a different perspective and get a chance to get out and take it all in!

Thank Chuck2010
St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We've travelled far and wide throughout the American west but have rarely been so surprised by the beauty of an area. This one is is definitely a byway and not a route that connects any well-known places. But the drive from Antonito to Chama over Cumbres Pass and though Conejos Canyon is pretty special. When you get to Chama, stop... More 

2 Thank 113bobs
Monument, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

One of the best drives in Colorado. Besides being able to see one of the premiere steam trains the scenery is outstanding.

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Reviewed 26 January 2012

GOD'S COUNTRY. Warning :: Heart Patients---Check with your Doctor before traveling this high above sea level!! Autum Colors are a must see---words don't even come close to it's beauty.

2 Thank cojp58009
Mobeetie, Texas
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

There is always snow in cumbres you can ride and ride fresh powder and open country with some tall peaks. we will be back next winter.

1 Thank snowman806

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