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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Address: 5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Phone Number: 888-CUMBRES
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Antonito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest and most...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Hiking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest and most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America. Its equipment, structures and vast landscape exist today as if frozen in the first half of the 20th century.

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Joshua, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The ride on the Cumbers and Toltec Railroad was amazing. While we have traveled to Colorado many times we were never able to schedule a fall trip to see the beauty of fall colors. We hoped this ride to higher elevations would allow us to see the aspen in their fall colors. Leaving Antonito, the scenery is rather unremarkable but... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I rode this train several years ago and have attended steam fest (triple header) trains and numerous other viewing events. This is a fun train to tide very scenic. It going over Cumbres Pass makes it the highest working narrow gage railroad! Great family trip

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Tucson, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After having ridden on the Durango & Silverton Scenic Railroad a couple of years ago, my husband and I planned another vacation to Colorado specifically to ride Cumbres & Toltec. Because we were traveling Fourth of July weekend, we purchased the tickets about 6 months in advance to be sure of availability. We drove in the night before and stayed... More 

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you have ANY interest in railroads or if you just appreciate beautiful scenery, then this ride is for you. It's a very expensive proposition to maintain the rolling stock as well as the right of way, so they really need your support. There are numerous "scenic railroads" around the country, but a dwindling number that use steam locomotives. My... More 

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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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167 reviews 167 reviews
37 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a remarkable experience, especially during fall foliage time ( early Oct.) The train ride was amazing, the staff very nice and helpful, the passengers also very friendly. The ouch was spectacular, make sure you go hungry, lots of dishes homemade by local ladies. There was a delay due to an engine problem, but it was handled. It did... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I drove to Antonito take a trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad I arrived at the appropriately named Steam Train Hotel for the night. My friendly host Michael gave me a 20% reduction because I was taking the train then could not find the keys to my room so moved me to room 8. This proved to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Would definitely stay here again,non commercialized,newly renovated at home setting.Clean quiet,excellence hospitality with home cook style breakfast.I have stayed in a lot of bed and breakfast and i have to rate this one #1!

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St. James, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I took a ride on the railroad while we were on out honeymoon. The views were awesome the ride was comfortable, and to top it all off the food was delicious.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been on this train ride many times. I don't live too far, so anytime I'm really stressed, I make it a weekend getaway. It's a very long ride, with varying landscapes and sights, and especially in the fall, when the trees are turning, it's beautiful. The little snack bar is nice, and the people who work there are usually... More 

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GRAND JUNCTION
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This fall the colors were great. We hit the right day. It was a trip of a life time. It was well worth the time and effort. Even without the fall color, this is an interesting trip.

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