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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
+1 888-286-2737
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A ride back in time

The Cumbres and Toltec railroad is what chama is known for. It is north America’s highest and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John M
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad

A well-run tourist operation with fabulous views of the mountain scenery and the distinction of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maple Ridge, Canada
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
+1 888-286-2737

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cumbres and Toltec railroad is what chama is known for. It is north America’s highest and longest narrow gauge rail road, still operating on original equipment. The ride is long but spectacular scenery makes the day chug along. A midday stop at osier is...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well-run tourist operation with fabulous views of the mountain scenery and the distinction of being the highest such railroad in the U.S.A.

Thank carlar2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not into trains. What a way to spend the day!!!!! Made reservations in April for parlor car during fall colors. The reservation clerk helped significantly with date of trip, plus side of car to get the best view. The parlor car was worth...More

Thank Mo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic train and the train ride was charming There was narration on the history of the train and the area, I would have liked to hear more. The lunch at top was surprisingly delicious for a buffet. The staff and the building could really...More

Thank Sandy2645
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this amazing train and ride. We booked the middle level (Tourist) but we spent a good deal of time in the open air car (right next to the Tourist car). We took the Chama to Antonito train and then back via motorcoach. Don't let...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked on a parlor car and did not regret the cost. I was on a motorcycle trip through Colorado (from near Traverse City, MI) and a railroad buff friend told me about this steam train. What a nice diversion for the day. I like...More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those historic rides everyone should take. It give you a feel of how people traveled 100 years ago. You are free to move around the train and the train crew and car hosts great. There is a very nice meal served...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode the train from Chama to Antonito (with bus back to Chama) and opted for the most expensive coach (must be 21 and over, i.e., no children). Comfortable armchairs face the windows, which have a shelf beneath them for beverages, your camera, etc. The...More

Thank BusinessTraveler0969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw this on National Geographic. So, when I went to visit sister in Albuquerque, & found she had never been, treated her for her birthday. What a fantastic ride, chugging along around hairpin curves, into the mountains, with beautiful views of the valley. Lunch at...More

Thank shawnnee2017
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Original narrow gauge steam locomotives from the old Rio Grande railroad pull a passenger consist of well restored and maintained antique passenger cars wide enough in variety to allow for a variety of service classes and ticket prices. All trips include a great lunch at...More

Thank Daniel F
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Candy C | Reviewed this property |
We have rode the Toltec train two times and have stayed both of those times in Chama. We have decided from our past two experiences that the best way next time is to catch the train or bus in Antonio, CO.instead of Chama... More
3 September 2017|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend staying in Chama. There is a good chance of having wildlife on the road to Taos in the evening--big wildlife like elk or deer that can cause serious damage to your car and its occupants. I would... More
Bobby S
30 August 2017|
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Response from kbrucemom | Reviewed this property |
The price is not always the same. It depends on time of yr, holidays, etc. The best thing to do is decide when u wish to go, then ck their website for anything u want to know. Hope that helps.. enjoy!!