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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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Ride the rails and enjoy live music!

This is the second time we have been on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and their Mountain Rails Live Music. Enjoy a nice train ride into the Mountains to Fir Colorado, their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Alto, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

pricey for a train ride - lines to check in ridiculous, 3 hours to concert site - 3 hours back pretty boring. Concert site ok - again lines for lunch - boarding and disembarking very crowded

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There are two choices, basically, when riding the Rio Grande Scenic Railway. The first is to take the train from Alamosa to the concert. If you like the performers, definitely take this trip: it's an inexpensive way to see your favorites and get the train ride thrown in. We rode in the least expensive class of service on this particular... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I really would have liked to give more stars but it just isn't in the cards. First you are directed to hors d'oeuvres at the bar. We ordered drinks and sat down with our food. Drinks arrived (terrible ) and immediately we were told to move to the dinning car. Well, it was so hot in there, you really couldn't... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Took the concert train from Alamosa thru La Vita Pass up to Fir Summit Amphitheater for a NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND concert. Just awesome. Train goes 30 mph so any scenic photos you want to take will not come out blurred. Everyone gets off at the top (9,400') and gets comfy for the concert. Some wooden benches there, or we... More 

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took the train from Alamosa to La Veta. A wonderfully beautiful ride to a lovely town. Would have liked to be able to stay in La Veta a little longer, but had a great lunch at a local bakery across from the park when you get off the train. Sorry, can't remember the name of the bakery, but you... More 

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Taos, New Mexico, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you remember trains from your childhood, or just like trains in any form, you'll love this line. There are many types of rides from weekend concerts with or without overnight camping, dinner trains, special occasion (Halloween and Christmas) trains, and the day trips to La Veta. Rails and Ales is a beer drinker's nirvana: plenty of brews to sample... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We took the train from Alamisa up to Fir, CO where there's concert venue. Beautiful setting up in the mountains. It's spectacular! They have summer concerts there on the weekends each year. They also have an event called Rails & Ales up there as well as trips during the fall to see the foliage and I believe also one during... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is the second time we have been on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and their Mountain Rails Live Music. Enjoy a nice train ride into the Mountains to Fir Colorado, their outdoor venue. There is food and drinks at the music site and you can get snacks on the train also. You spend a relaxing day enjoying music and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 

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Address: 601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone Number: 877-726-7245
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Alamosa

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