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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
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Exciting train ride

This train takes you back and forth between Colorado and New Mexico with little signs along the way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PhyllisK392
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West Babylon
Steam Train Ride of a Lifetime

After taking the Durango to Silverton train several years ago, I had been anticipating this ride... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard B
,
Highland Mills, NY
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This train takes you back and forth between Colorado and New Mexico with little signs along the way alerting you to the state you are in. I'm not much of a vintage train lover, but this was a beautiful trip. We started at Antonito, and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

After taking the Durango to Silverton train several years ago, I had been anticipating this ride for a number of years. I finally got to cross it off my bucket list. Rode in the Parlor Car as it was for adults only as they served...More

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were trying to find something to do for our 42nd wedding anniverary, and the wife discovered this. I wasn't too keen on the idea driving down from Denver, driving through the valley was boring, very little relief. When you first start out through the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a swell time we had here. Friendly staff all around and a continental breakfast in the Parlor Car. This was our second time to ride this train and it was best ever. The all day excursion through the mountains was incredible and most enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been riding this railroad since I was a child, just after the States of New Mexico and Colorado purchased it for just a little over half a million dollars. From when I first rode the train, up to last fall, my favorite time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really sure what to expect and was happily surprised at the beauty of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The colors of the land, the trees and the sky were spectacular. The ride and those operating and volunteering were very social and outgoing. Didn't...More

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You do not have to be a train buff to enjoy a trip on the Cumbres & Toltec. If you enjoy geology, wildlife, botany or just natural beauty you will enjoy this trip. And if you ARE a train buff, this is not to be...More

Thank mortravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sit back and enjoy the slow paced ride through beautiful valleys and the mountains. This was our 2nd trip on the train (and once on the Gallopping Goose last fall). I highly recommend the Parlor car which is a bit costly but definitely worth it....More

1  Thank Dan Denise T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on Memorial Day and beginning of season. Very nice trip. Train doesn't go very fast and can get jerky and bumpy at times . We bought a ticket in coach. Its assigned seats but once the train starts moving you can sit in...More

1  Thank TexasJan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing adventure with amazing sights. everyone had a great time. A must see in this great country of ours.

Thank rich65k
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Virginia G
7 June 2018|
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Response from mortravel | Reviewed this property |
There were lots of kids on the train. The regular car and the next upgrade admit children and the upgrade has tables. We saw kids drawing and playing games on the tables. Snacks are available for p There were a lot... More
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MarylinKK
3 June 2018|
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Response from DaveHalesowen | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Chama.
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STEVE N
13 May 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Certainly. If they are minors they would need a responsible party to accompany them on the ride. The agents in either Chama or Antonito will be able to give you exact details for drop off and pickup.
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