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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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Winter Wonderland by train

Although there was misinformation about the flag stop, it was worth the confusion for the rest of the ride for the Winter Train experience. The LaVeta Pass was beautiful in its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Kathy K
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Alamosa, Colorado
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Get the City of New Orleans car on a Saturday or Sunday for the trip to the Concert in the mountains. On the way back a possible sing along of Blue grass and Railroad songs. What a fun time.

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nm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

By far one of the best train rides we have taking ,, it is on our list to do again , we love the food . the people who work there

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PremierRails, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your ride, the food and especially our service. We will be happy to welcome you back on board--hopefully soon! More 

santa fe, nm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We did the annual Rails and Ales trip with the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in 2014, and although not perfect we thought it was a good event overall so we decided to return this year. After our experience last weekend we will definitely not be returning in the future. This event does have a lot going for it - the... More 

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Premier R, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. We are happy that you enjoyed Rails & Ales event in 2014 and choose to come back. We did select a new band this year and understand you didn't think they were as good a fit as the Rifters who we've used many times in years past. We would like to apologize for the... More 

Alamosa, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Although there was misinformation about the flag stop, it was worth the confusion for the rest of the ride for the Winter Train experience. The LaVeta Pass was beautiful in its snowy glory and the opportunity to get off the train for photos was most appreciated. It was thought to be a disappointment to not have time to explore the... More 

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PremierRails, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Kathy. We are happy that you enjoyed your ride and the winter scenery. Thank you for letting us know the flag stop information was confusing. We will try to make that easier to understand for future guests. We did limit the time in the town of La Veta knowing that... More 

Alamosa, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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PremierRails, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the review We're glad to know you enjoyed your ride and are so familiar with different rides during the year. We hope to see you back on our train again soon. Happy rails! More 

Tipp City, Ohio
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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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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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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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Address: Address: 601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone Number: 877-726-7245
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Alamosa

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