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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

5234 B Hwy. 285, Antonito, CO 81120
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I love trains and this did not disappoint. We went on train ride #3 which started on the train in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn M
What a beautiful and leisurely ride.

The ride from Antonito to Chama was excellent. The docent on the train was extremely helpful and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jarred M
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Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest and most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America. Its equipment, structures and vast landscape exist today as if frozen in the first half of the 20th century. USA Today readers voted Cumbres & Toltec the Best Scenic Train Ride in America. Climb aboard this National Historic Landmark for a 64-mile day trip you’ll never forget. Our coal-fired steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows as you zig zag between the Colorado and New Mexico border. Open your eyes to spectacular and rare Western scenery which can only be viewed from this train’s unique route. Ride in the Victorian elegance of our deluxe parlor car or choose the budget-friendly coach car. Either way, a delicious buffet lunch is included. Trains depart daily from Chama, NM and Antonito, CO, from late May’s blooming wildflowers through the golden leaves of October.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5234 B Hwy. 285, Antonito, CO 81120
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love trains and this did not disappoint. We went on train ride #3 which started on the train in Antonito, stopped for lunch at Osier and we got off at Cumbres Pass and took a motor coach back to Anonito. I wished we had...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ride from Antonito to Chama was excellent. The docent on the train was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and made the journey much more interesting. Lunch was great for being served cafeteria style. Missed a lot of the fall color but still got to see...More

Thank Jarred M
Reviewed 6 days ago

An old working train line now used for scenic viewing through the mountains. We started in Antonito, Colorado, went all the way to Chama, New Mexico, crossing the borders of the two states numerous times. Stunning views. Included in the fare was an excellent lunch...More

Thank SpudMechanic
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the train from Antonio to Chama and then coach back. A 10am departure allowed the temperature to rise from a very cool 38 degrees when we departed the Hampton Inn in Alamosa to go to the station to a departure in the mid-...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many options on how to enjoy this ride. We started in Chama and took the bus to Antonito where we boarded the train. We stopped in Osier for lunch which was provided and freshly prepared. We then continued on back to Chama. The...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, you can watch train videos on YouTube. Yes, many movies feature old steam trains, but riding this train for six hours is a true chance to time travel. The engine is REAL coal burning narrow gauge traveling original 1800s track. The sounds and smells...More

Thank Lightningwhittum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having done a bit of research beforehand, we decided to do the Antonito to Chama trip catching the coach back from Chama - thus doing the whole route. We also booked the Parlor Car class affording the most comfort on what is a long journey...More

Thank ussh2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a railroad lover's trip. The scenery is breathtaking, the employees and volunteers are knowledgeable and make sure you are having a great time.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vistas you'll see from the train are unbelievably beautiful. Certainly take your camera, but be advised that the camera can't capture all of what you'll see. Docents ride the train to explain the history of the line and to highlight points of particular interest...More

1  Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a one way trip from Chama Nm. To Antonito Co. Stayed two nights and returned day train. This ride is better than the Durango one. They are way more friendly and liberal. For your couch seat...You can stand out side on the platform...More

1  Thank Bruce Y
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Laurel F
7 October 2017|
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Response from Tammy R | Reviewed this property |
There are bathrooms on each car as well as a handicap on in the concession car.
Charlie C
6 August 2017|
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Response from LarsLeeIsMe | Reviewed this property |
Not in Chama. However, in Antonito you could check with the folks at the Narrow Gauge Railroad Inn (Phone: 866-267-9053). They operate a dog rescue business so might be up to boarding a dog as well.
3 April 2017|
Response from Bruce Y | Reviewed this property |
It definitely doesn't matter. The windows are big enough to have a great view from any seat. Plus you get to move around the train and are able to trade seats after the lunch order is taken, and the conductor takes tickets... More