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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
877-726-7245
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Alamosa
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary La Veta... more » Owner description: The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary La Veta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Daily and weekend excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored passenger cars that stop at historic towns, Great Sand Dunes National Park and connect with the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. « less
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Harker Heights
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took the train up to Fir Pass on the Concert Train. Had a great time. The two music groups did an outstanding job. I had purchased "open air" car tickets, but was upgraded to the dome car when they decided not to run the open car. I wanted to splurge and get the diamond class tickets so we could ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take a old fashioned train experience , add views of a high mountain pass, flavor with nice people, live music, beer and it's a wonderful day spent.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the family on a train ride to see the Juice Newton Concert. We sat in the economy car and had a pleasant ride (about 2 hours) to the concert venue. Most folks brought their own lawn chairs and we'll do that next time. The venue is beautiful and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are available for purchase. The... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Alamosa to Antonito train connects with the Cumbres and Toltec narrow gauge line and the combination makes for a very enjoyable day. The Alamosa-Antonito portion is on a standard gauge diesel engine-powered train that runs only on Wednesdays, so prior planning is a must. The train cars are totally retro, old cars from the 40-50's that have been cleaned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took my family along with my in-laws and my wife's grandmother, a total of 8 people. We rode in the diamond class car. Michael Martin Murphy was a very nice and down to earth guy. The experience was very nice. The crew was awesome. They helped shuttle my in-laws along with my wife's grandmother from train to concert stage... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had a great time withe family. We had plenty of time to chat during the trip up and the scenery was awesome. Once we arrived, the weather started to turn. After the opening act, the performance was called due to lightening. However, once we got back on the train, they setup up the club car for a small, intimate concern... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The problems experienced the prior year a lack of access control to the class paid for, i.e. Diamond vis open air car, which the violators bragged about was less egregious. A comment card was provided to the operator. This being the third year of attendance it would have been the final year if the experience, noted above, of last year... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

First train barely travels 25 miles per hour.the scenic was same you see on highway,the music festival was not,4 performers,and 6 tents,of sellers this was boring and not what i would call a festival.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the train out of Alamosa up to Fir, Colorado. It was a great two hour ride through really pretty scenery. The music concert site is in a high mountain pass meadow. There is a real bathroom available, not just porta-potties, like most remote mountain passes. It was very pretty. We eat a lot, and brought food with us,... More

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Grand Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very well run operation. The train is clean and very comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and there was interesting narration that YOU COULD Hear, as they use a microphone. There is a nice dining car, with interesting choices of food served. Complimentary coffee, tea, water and soda are freely offered. There is also a very nice club... More

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