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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

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Address: 601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone Number: 877-726-7245
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Description: The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam...
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.
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Fun ride

This is a fun train trip. You'll be riding on restored train cars (that are beautifully restored) across the valley floor and into the mountains to La Veta. There are several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Patricia S
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Alamosa, Colorado
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Alamosa, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fun train trip. You'll be riding on restored train cars (that are beautifully restored) across the valley floor and into the mountains to La Veta. There are several levels of tickets from tourist class to first class. In the summer, the train goes to an outdoor concert site for some great music, and a trip to the... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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153 reviews 153 reviews
77 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have a precious 8 year old grandson who happens to have autism. His passion is trains. The people working there were so good with him. They showed him all the parts of the train and answered his questions.

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Littleton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The group that we were with had reservations for the train ride and Michael Margin Murphy concert. We all enjoyed the train ride, and the concert But the lunch was not well done. It took us over an hour to get a hamburger, cold beans, and potato salad. There were only two guys cooking, and they must not have known... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have ridden this little gem of a railroad twice! Once in an open-air car and once in the dome car. Would ride a third time! All personnel are friendly and cheerfully answer innumerable questions and chat with passengers all day. Food and drink are good. Views are unparalleled!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wonderful train ride, and awesome concert! Beautiful venue. Buy a ticket and go! Comfortable seating on the train. Bring a chair to have comfy seating at the concert. The staff is wonderful on the train, drinks and snacks available. Can't wait to go again next year!

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Alamosa, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We're locals & have ridden the RGSRR numerous times. The trip from Alamosa to LaVeta & back is very scenic (esp in fall = late September to early October, when the aspen trees are in color). This is an all-day trip, with a stop-over at LaVeta of approx 2-hours. Very nice photo ops along the way, & we always see... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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