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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
877-726-7245
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Ranked #5 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The railroad staff -- both reservations and on the train -- were all outstanding. They were patient, humorous, helpful. The train ride and concert were both comfortable and fun. Colorado is gorgeous!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

So much fun and beautiful views. We took the train to LaVeta pass for a concert with Michael Martin Murphy, it was wonderful.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Were able to attend the last of the summer concert series held in the outdoors near La Veta Pass. The train ride to the site was fun and the concert was outstanding. They provided local beers and delicious food at a most reasonable price. Next time we'll bring chairs and catch the train at Fort Garland (and cut an hour... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My family was visiting Alamosa to visit the wonderful Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, we decided to visit this railroad as well. What a mistake that was. We started off at the ticket office when the woman struggled to find our tickets, thinking we were for the later concert train (more on that in a bit). After rumiging around for a... More

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Northglenn, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The concert train runs from Alamosa to the Fir outdoor concert venue near the top of LaVeta Pass. The train trip is beatutiful, we thought the open air car was worth the extra cost. The concert was just terrific! The blue sky, the sunshine, good music, and happy people all made for an excellent fall excursion

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

About 2 hour trip each way to/from concert. Different cars at different prices. It might be best to call to understand comfort levels and budget, we loved the observation car - 1st class. but I'm sure that a cheaper option would be fine for a younger family traveling. Wonderful staff that provided great service and interesting facts about the area.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This trip was a sham, I went on the Rio Grand Scenic railroad on 6th Sept, I had bought a 1st class ticket, There was NO 1st class, even thought they where only selling 1st class tickets on the internet.....we where promised light refreshments and all we got was pieces of cake and melon!....the carriages where dirty, the 2 WC... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I booked a first class ticket in the scenic dome car to La Veta. On arrival I was given a coach class ticket with the explanation that the owner of the railroad had commandeered the dome car (and the dining car too) for a personal trip. After three discussions with office staff I was upgraded to the "club car". This... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Old time fun like this is hard to come by. Relax and enjoy scenery that you can't get anywhere else. So much fun with friends and family. Trains are a forgotten luxury.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! The young lady in our car took excellent care of us & provided us with great information as we traveled. Once we arrived in La Veta, we hightailed it to La Mission Mariposa for a delicious Mexican meal. The weather was heavenly, so we dined alfresco. We had great entertainment on our... More

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