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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The concert series is one of the most fun train rides in Colorado, and we've been on almost ALL the trains! The staff is super friendly and helpful and the concert venue is gorgeous!

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Albuquerque
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10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The train left at 11 a.m. for Fir to see The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Didn't arrive until almost 2 p,m. Glad we brought snacks to hold us over. Food is available at the concert site - $11 for a pulled pork sandwich or a bratwurst with potato salad. Chairs are available to rent for $1.00. The band didn't start... More

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a comfortable train ride up to the Fir venue. And then spent several delightful hours listening to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. What a great idea to have a concert up in the mountains only reachable by train. They have a great series of train concerts.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent the night in Monte Vista about 15 minutes east of Alamosa. Would recommend picking up tickets the night prior to ride as the line was LONG in the morning. We had wanted to book in the diamond class but this had sold out quickly (bought tickets four months prior to event) so we were in the first class... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love this railroad. The people are great and the scenery is fantastic. Catch a concert at Fir station (at almost 10,000 feet) if you can ... we've done it twice now and both times were excellent. We try to go to southern Colorado almost every year just so we can ride this railroad and see a show. We really... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in the dome car which was very comfortable and provided great views. Although the ride from Alamosa to Ft Garland (the first leg of the trip) is on very flat land and not very scenic, the staff provided wonderful facts about the history and current commerce of the area. The train ends up in Fir, which is really... More

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